The Idaho State Council of Trout Unlimited invites you to join Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited CEO, for a discussion on the path forward to remove the lower four Snake River dams and recover wild salmon and steelhead.This Boise event will be April 28th at 6:30 PM – at the Riverside Hotel on Chinden Blvd. in Garden City.
The Snake River Basin provides more than 50 percent of the coldwater habitat available to Pacific salmon and steelhead in the Lower 48. But these critical waters are blocked by the four lower Snake River dams and fish populations are in rapid decline.
We have spent four decades and $17 billion trying to recover these iconic fish. It’s time that we rethink the future of the Northwest.
The Northwest deserves abundant and sustainable Snake River wild salmon and steelhead. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure that future exists.
Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited Presents:
BIOMARK Technology & Conservation
A presentation by Richie Carmichael
PIT Tagging Juvenile Fish
Join us next Wednesday, April 13th, as the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents Richie Carmichael of BIOMARK, “Leveraging Technology for Fisheries Conservation”
Conservation and evaluation of fisheries and aquatic resources requires an ever-evolving approach and adoption of emerging technologies. Biomark LLC has been on the forefront of technology development and deployment for monitoring of in-stream and river environments, with projects worldwide.
In this talk we will cover a variety of technologies and applications focused on fisheries conservation, primarily in the Columbia Basin, and ESA listed endangered species such as Chinook salmon and steelhead. Starting with basic passive integrated transponder tags (PIT tags) and the various utility of this technology and moving to development and deployment of remote sensing techniques such as UAV multispectral imaging and advanced machine learning approaches for improving stream enhancement and communicating restoration effectiveness.
Additionally, we will touch on where the future of technology may be headed in fisheries and stream ecology and how Biomark LLC plays a role in this future.
Richie Carmichael is the Associate Director of Professional Services for Merck Animal Health’s North America Aqua business. He has previously served in a variety of roles all focused on fisheries research and conservation. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Research from the University of Idaho’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research. He has authored and co-authored articles ranging from remote sensing, civil engineering, and ecohydraulics to fisheries science, watershed evaluations, habitat monitoring protocols, and endangered species recovery. He was the recipient of an Idaho State Council of Trout Unlimited graduate scholarship for outstanding graduate work during his time at the University of Idaho. He is a passionate conservationist, enjoys complex and challenging ecological problems, and hopes to leave this world a better place for generations to come. In his free time Richie enjoys rafting, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
Live onYoutube!Wednesday, April 13, 2022 6:00 p.m. (MDT)