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Columbia FRO Welcomes Student Volunteer
Midwest Region, August 4, 2006
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Columbia FRO volunteer Meagan Montgomery holds a silver carp captured during electrofishing at Overton Bottoms. 
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Columbia FRO volunteer Meagan Montgomery holds a silver carp captured during electrofishing at Overton Bottoms.

- FWS photo

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Meagan Montgomery, a graduate student at the University of Missouri, volunteered for two days with the Columbia FRO.

 

Her master's degree project she worked on while volunteering at Columbia FRO is titled, "Fish Use of Passage Facility and Seasonal Wetland Pools at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area".

 

Montgomery worked with Fishery Biologist Jennifer Johnson and Biological Science Technician Nick Siepker. The crew electrofished for the Missouri River Mitigation Project near Overton, Missouri. Montgomery assisted with netting stunned fish, collecting habitat information and identifying and measuring captured fish.

 

By the end of the visit, Montgomery could easily identify most of the species captured. She also got a first-hand glimpse of the "flying carp" she had heard so much about, with several silver carp landing in the boat.


Contact Info: Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov



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