December 24, 2008 Statesman Journal article
Students helping study water quality
They are sampling fish, small insects along Pringle Creek
James Santana • Special to the Statesman Journal
December 24, 2008
Not more than 30 years ago, streams in our area teemed with native fish. As development increased, so did our impact on nature; water quality declined, affecting sensitive in-stream insects, causing fish species such as salmon and trout to all but disappear.
Eighth-graders from Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School are investigating why.
Guided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the students have been sampling and comparing fish and macroinvertebrates in various sections of ...