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Take a walk during any season along the 4.4-mile trail winding its way along Spring Creek Canyon and you’ll be rewarded with a dizzying array of plants. Known locally as a botanical “hot spot” by amateur and seasoned botanists alike, Spring Creek Canyon boasts a mixtur...

 Dynamic Wetlands in Time and Space: Vernal pools are wetlands that experience alternating periods of flooding and drying, and are synonymous with animal species that exploit these seasonal waters that are free of predatory fish.  Fish have a difficult time colonizing...

A female Callibaetis mayfly from Millbrook Marsh.

Aquatic invertebrates are animals without backbones that live in water. Invertebrates that are too small to be seen with the naked eye are “microinvertebrates,” while those that can be seen without the help of a microsco...

Among all the invertebrates in Spring Creek, crayfish probably have the most profound effect on the ecology of the stream, yet they are among the least noticed.  During the day, you can carefully observe a small area of stream bottom and never see a single crayfish.  I...

The following article has been condensed from the publication “The Fishery of Spring Creek – A Watershed Under Siege” by Robert F. Carline, Rebecca L. Dunlap, Jason E. Detar, and Bruce A. Hollender.

Figures 1 and 2.  (Left) Average-size wild brown trout from Spring Cree...

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