A PLEA FOR URGENCY
ALLEN GREENWOOD SAN DIEGO TROUT

Dwayne,

We have concluded that it would be prudent to move some trout as soon as possible, as the rains are here.  Your team basically concluded with our earlier assessment there exists a real probability that the ash and bare soils could be washed into the stream resulting in heavily silted pools thus killing any trout.  Even in pools on Doane Creek where the ash had entered site specific pools, we could see no evidence of trout.  In pools that had not had an ash experience there were small trout.

Our recommendations are to place at least 50 to 100 rt from middle Pauma up into upper French Creek where the fire did not burn, and to capture an additional 20 individuals to be transferred to the Chula Vista Nature Center.   Leave the ones in Doane Creek where they are living.  Maybe a net across the stream to keep them from roaming downstream until the rains subside in March would also be of help.

I hope you agree with our conclusions. and that we can accomplish these tasks right away.
Allen

Allen Greenwood
San Diego Trout