Alright folks! Last week InfoSuperior’s PEERS had a hiatus so this week’s research post will feature not one, but two updates from Sara and Brent, our Superior Streams summer researchers. We’ve also included links to their bios, in case you’d like to know a little more about their background. Enjoy, and don’t forget to visit Superior Streams to see their new website and get more info!
“For the past two weeks with Superior Streams, I have been working in the office preparing for the coming field work. In order to get all our ducks in a row, I’ve been writing protocols for the data collection itself, as well as for the crew’s safety while working in and around streams. Now, of course you’re thinking “wow, that’s the greatest and most fun job ever!”… Ok, maybe you’re not; however, the experience I am gaining is very well rounded and incorporates all aspects of research. I’m not only gaining field experience collecting data and counting fish and plants, I am also learning the logistics and politics that are required before any data is collected from the field…”
“One of my field days I spent exploring McVicar Creek for the first time. Before heading out into the field, I scoped out locations of previous restoration sites, intersections with roads where parking was available, and paths along the stream on Google maps. Camera in one hand, notepad in the other, I set out to explore the mouth of McVicar Creek at Lake Superior’s shoreline. As the location of multiple restoration projects, human effect on the stream was evident just by walking through it…”