The Willamette River is a major tributary of the Columbia River.  It originates in west-central Oregon, and flows north through Portland and into the Columbia just north of Portland.  Many of our region's NANFA member live in the Portland area.  

For this trip, they drove 1-1/2 hours south to sample two sites on the Willamette River near Corvallis and the home of our regonal representatve Dan Logan.   The first site was a slough called Boone Channel because there are many native and non-native species to be found there.  Several native species are pictured below.   We also found the following non-pictured native species: northern pikeminnow Ptychocheilus oregonensis, chiselmouth Acrocheilus alutaceus, speckled dace Rhynichthys osculus, and largescale sucker Catostomus macrocheilus.

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201kigergroup2.jpg (2678 bytes) Joe Middleton, Dan Logan, Rachel Lusby, Wayne Yamashita, Lisa Hayshi and Norm Edelen

201kigerseine.jpg (2750 bytes) This was an effective way to collect riffle species.

201reticulate.jpg (2762 bytes) Reticulate sculpin Cottus perplexus

201redside.jpg (3784 bytes)  Breeding color male redside shiner Richardsonius balteatus

201prickly.jpg (4715 bytes) Prickly sculpin Cottus asper


Then we went to a site on the Willamette River called Irish Bend, in search of   leopard dace.

201irishseining.jpg (2543 bytes) Seining the river are Rachel Lusby, Dan Logan, Joe Middleton, Norm Edelen and Lisa Hayashi

201dan-n-norm-irish.jpg (2952 bytes) Dan and Norm getting ready to drag a seine

201irishnet.jpg (3616 bytes) Checking the net are Rachel, Joe, Dan, and Jay DeLong

2013dace.jpg (2145 bytes) Top and bottom are leopard dace Rhynichthys falcatus; middle fish is speckled dace R. osculus