South Fork Crews spent 16 days providing Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife with the manpower to complete a very special task.
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) needed to mark (fin clip) a very particular fin for the fish they are raising and did not have the manpower to get the task accomplished in time. The adults in custody (AICs) at South Fork stepped up and got just over 300,000 Fall Chinook clipped to make this a successful year for the Klaskanine Salmon Fish Hatchery project. The team at ODFW was so impressed with the hard work and effort put into this project, they provided the crew with BBQ ribs and Root beer. This is a well-deserved lunch for the adults in custody. They even ended their day tossing a football around.
South Fork has been invited back next year to help with the fin clipping project and will no doubt make the Department of Corrections proud once again!