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AZGFD Grand Canyon Fish Monitoring

April 25 - May 8


AZGFD Grand Canyon Fish Monitoring

April 25th – May 8th, 2018

Arizona Game and Fish is looking for volunteers to help with fish monitoring on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Volunteers will be using boat electrofishing, hoop nets, and angling. Volunteers help with setting and pulling hoop nets, angling, measuring fish, and general camp chores (loading boats, kitchen chores, etc.). Groups should expect to work long hours in all kinds of weather to finish capturing and measuring fish!

Food, safety gear, some camping gear (cots, paco pads, drybags), and transportation between Flagstaff, AZ & the Grand Canyon will be provided. Volunteers will need to bring personal camping gear (sleeping bag, raingear, clothing, etc), and get to Flagstaff, AZ. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: the hike in/out of the canyon is not easy, it is nine miles one way and has over 4,300 ft of elevation change!

Work will start on the morning of launch and the crew will not finish work until late afternoon/evening of take out day (Friday will require derigging and cleaning boats). If you are not local, you will need to arrive in Flagstaff a day prior to the launch day OR the day you are hiking in. Hours will vary due to distance traveled and numbers of fish caught.

Volunteers will be expected to:

1.) Work hard, help with both fish sampling and camp chores
2.) Be able to lift 30-50 lbs, and walk on uneven ground
3.) Abide by camp hygiene rules (urinate in river, use “outdoor toilet”, wash hands regularly
4.) Have a good attitude and work well with others

Volunteers are needed for one 12-night trip (option is available to attend part of the trip).

To apply, email by MARCH 1st, 2018 with: a summary of relevant experience, when you are available, and your contact information.
Jan Boyer
Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
506 N. Grant St Suite L
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Email: Jboyer@azgfd.gov

If you are interested, please respond by 1 March 2018. 


April 25
May 8
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Jan Boyer