We’ve had a bit of unusual luck with the last couple of our COASST beached bird surveys on Toleak Beach in regards to the weather. Sunny clear skies have been on tap but that’s far from our ‘usual’ winter weather here in the Pacific Northwest.
However, our last survey was more typical of the weather we face in the winter. In this case, the pendulum swung to the far side and we had record breaking rains. The good news was that our Lance 1575 was out of the shop with our Lift Kit installed. It gives us a few more inches of clearance which is a relief when we boondock. Didn’t hurt as the campsite was underwater with the rains as well.
I grabbed some footage to share and take you along with a ‘typical’ collection effort.
Wild and scenic rivers
We’re proud to announce we’ve been selected to participate in collecting data for this new science project. Watch for more information to follow soon.
Framed by the five-year window between the 50th anniversary of the WSR Act and the federal Clean Water Act, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service have partnered with Adventure Scientists to survey water quality on protected rivers across the country, providing needed data at an unprecedented scale.