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#1 smbass

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:35 AM

This is directed to those organizing the convention but the info should be useful to people other than myself...

Last years convention two of the trips were all day paddling trips where canoes were provided or if we had our own kayaks/canoes those could be used too. Will either of the two days of collecting be like this at this years convention? Just want to know if I should plan on bringing our kayaks. Also I think it was said there will be 5 collecting trips this time where last year there were 3 that everyone went on, does this mean we have to pick between trips and will not be able to go to all of them? If so is it possible to get a likely to find species list for each trip to aid in the decision?

Brian J. Zimmerman

Gambier, Ohio - Kokosing River Drainage

#2 Drew

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:55 AM

I don't know if they finalized the number of trips, as it may depend on how many are signed up for them. I know there will be trips to mountain streams, piedmont streams, swampy areas, and possibly coastal? Gerald is pretty good about identifying possible species so I'd expect it.
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#3 smbass

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:04 AM

I kind of figured this wouldn't be answerable immediately but I wanted to get it out there while I was thinking about it.

Brian J. Zimmerman

Gambier, Ohio - Kokosing River Drainage

#4 gerald

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:14 AM

We're not planning any organized boating, but youre welcome to bring along kayaks - might be useful esp in the coastal plain swamps; and fun though maybe not helpful for collecting in the piedmont & mountains. There will be a choice of trips each day heading in all directions from Greensboro, which is in the north-central part of NC.

The following info was just loaded onto the NANFA website within the past hour:


Sat June 9 & Sun June 10: Collecting Trips Throughout NC
North Carolina has 11 Atlantic Slope river basins and 6 Ohio/Tennesse River basins with approximately 230 freshwater fish species. Each day we'll have five or six field trips to choose from in the Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plain physiographic regions. We will seine and photograph fish, invertebrates, and plants in the Dan-Roanoke, Neuse, Cape Fear, Lumber, Lake Waccamaw, Yadkin-PeeDee, Catawba, Broad, Toe-Nolichucky, Watauga, and New-Kanawha River basins. Bring a cooler or Styrofoam fish box if you want to take fish home. We'll have extra tanks with cycled filters set up at the hotel for holding and observing fish until Sunday. Each field trip leader will have a Scientific Fish Collecting Permit, so you will not need an individual fishing license unless you're also planning to go collecting on your own. In that case, a 10-day visitor license is available for $5 (NC resident) or $10 (non-resident) at local bait shops or online.

*** you can see what species we might collect in each river basin here:
http://www.esb.enr.s.....7 Version.xls

and NC-DWQ's site-specific fish sampling data here:

Gerald Pottern
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel