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Redd (‘nests’ for salmon and sea trout) survey volunteers

Forth Rivers Trust is looking for volunteers to help carry out redd surveys in the Teith & Forth Catchments in December & January. At this time of year, salmon and sea trout are making their way into rivers to reproduce. They do this by creating redds (nests) on the bed of the river. A redd can be seen from the river bank and normally looks like a lightly coloured line of overturned gravel in the river. Redd surveys help the Forth Rivers Trust identify where fish are spawning and we can use the information to validate other information collected such as habitat surveys.

The Forth Rivers Trust will be running a workshop for anyone who would like to learn how to survey for redds and help survey for them this year. The workshop will be approximately 2 hours long and will take place on Wed 28th November between 10am-12pm in Callander.

The workshop will provide all the information required to look for redds and provide a better understanding of what they look like. The workshop will take place outdoors and will involve looking at some sections of the river around Callander.  Survey sheets will be handed out at the workshop and after the workshop, survey areas will be available for volunteers to carry out additional surveys.

Spaces are limited so booking is required. If you’re interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact Julie on julie.wilson@lochlomond-trossachs.org or 01389 727 723.

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