General Meeting Program

Artificial Fish Structures & Warmwater Fish Rearing in Oregon

Free and open to the public. This month’s meeting topic is “Fish Structure and
Warmwater Rearing Ponds in Oregon” presented by Kevin Stertz. Kevin has been a fish biologist for the past 10 years with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Kevin’s current position is the State’s second Warmwater Biologist. Kevin will present why artificial spider blocks are used as fish habitat in some of Oregon’s lakes and reservoirs, and share the locations where some of them can be found. Kevin will also provide an update on the Channel Catfish Rearing Ponds in St Paul Oregon. Come learn about the science behind why spider blocks are used as fish habitat in Oregon lakes and an update on the ODFW warmwater rearing ponds.

By: Kevin Stertz