It is time again to end those summer seasonal jobs and begin another school year. As summer draws to an end and fall begins we are looking forward to a exciting year with USU American Fisheries Society. There are new officers this year who are excited to share experiences and good times with everyone involved with AFS this year. As officers we do our best to help students learn about the science of fisheries, meet professionals, assist in professional development, and of course fun fishing activities. Several of the officers this year had the opportunity to work in a fisheries related position and we would all be willing to share how these jobs were found and landed. We also love to share stories and pictures from the great fisheries jobs we had. If you have questions and would like to know about some of these jobs email us at email@example.com.
This year I was lucky enough to work for the US Forest Service. This job gave me the opportunity to work with a USU graduate student and with fisheries biologists. The work revolved around Bonneville cutthroat trout. Research is and has been on going in the Logan River system for many years and that is were I was able to spend my efforts and time this summer. Bonneville cutthroat, brown, and brook trout are tagged with PIT tags in the Logan River, these tags give each fish a specific identification which allows movement detection on antennas in the stream and also growth of individual fish upon recapture. Fish sampling through electrofishing and scanning was the day to day for the job this summer. With an office on the river each day, it doesn’t get any better! I was also lucky enough to spend lots of time with the fly rod catching some of the beauties in the Logan River. Here are some pictures.
Bonneville cutthroat trout, brown trout, and brook trout! It was a great summer on the Logan River! What a fun and exciting field we are a part of, we look forward to a great year with USU AFS. Make it a habit to check this webpage and read the posts! We will post all events and information here. Plan for an opening social to kick off the semester the first week of September. Good luck beginning all your course work and we hope to see you and hear from you.
USU AFS Officers