Well, 2018 has officially started, and with it, brought a time for reflecting, planning, and reporting at Splitrock Environmental.
This last year was an adventure to say the least. Although field work has finished, our team now has thousands of data points, photos, and maps to parse through.
Over the next few months, our Biologists, Environmental Technicians, and GIS team will be hard at work analyzing data, writing reports, and making recommendations based off of the 2017 work.
Take a look at some of our past projects here, and check back soon to see some of our 2017 work!
In addition to finishing 2017 projects, a significant amount of time each winter is invested into strategic planning and preparing for the upcoming year. Each January we set aside time to reflect on the previous years’ work and identify opportunities to improve on our skills and experiences. Kim and Jessica have invested a considerable effort into updating our safety protocols, selecting training courses for our Environmental Technicians and Biologists, and ensuring the resources are in place for an exciting and successful year. Also, our Biologists have already started developing field sampling procedures and ordering equipment for upcoming projects in 2018.
Although the bulk of our field work won’t start for several more months, watch for these upcoming projects:
- Starting over the next few weeks, some of our staff will be bracing the cold to conduct fuel management work in the hills around Lillooet
- As the salmon fry start to leave the spawning channels on their journey for the Ocean, Splitrock will be conducting smolt outmigration surveys to estimate the number of smolts successfully leaving the Lower and Upper Spawning Channel. This work will start in mid-February and will continue until May.