Image of diver in South Fork.

Volunteers surveying for adult salmonids in the South Fork of the Smith River. Photograph by Jason Hartwick.


A special thanks to our local volunteers who participated to the event in 2021 and helped continue this long-term survey effort of adult-salmonids in the Smith River Basin, which began in 1982.

50 volunteers surveyed 14 different reaches on July 31, 2021. The crew traveled 23.60 miles of stream, 16.38 miles along the South Fork and 7.22 miles along the Middle Fork and North Fork of the Smith River.

Survey highlights include fish observations including: 818 coastal cutthroat trout, 1 spring chinook, 17 summer steelhead, 23 steelhead half-pounders and 97 rainbow trout.

You can read the full 2021 fish count results here: Read the Report