Northern Boundary area summer chum salmon monitoring

The primary objective of this project is to conduct helicopter surveys of summer chum salmon on currently monitored, large mainland river systems east of Ketchikan. Helicopter surveys will allow surveyors to obtain improved views of these streams, validate observations of chum and pink salmon abundance, identify primary chum salmon spawning areas, and improve managers’ ability to identify chum salmon during routine aerial surveys of other index streams in the area. Results from these surveys will guide future chum salmon monitoring in the boundary area.