/ Scott Creek and Hatchery Tour: Member-only Field Trip

Scott Creek and Hatchery Tour: Member-only Field Trip

May 20, 2022
8:30 am - 12:45 pm

Seymour Center members, join us for a special Salmon Week adventure!

Scott Creek and Hatchery Tour:
Member-only Field Trip

Friday, May 20, 2022, 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM PDT

Members are invited to join Eric Palkovacs, director of the Fisheries Collaborative Program, on a tour of the Scott Creek watershed, home to threatened steelhead trout and endangered coho salmon. Learn about ongoing efforts to restore the southernmost coho salmon population in California. Visit the life cycle monitoring station, see the effects of the CZU wildfire, and take a tour of the conservation hatchery. The field trip concludes with a screening of Southern Range, a documentary film about ongoing efforts to save our iconic salmon.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Advance reservations are required.

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How to Attend

  1. Field trip is full. We’re accepting reservation forms to join the waitlist. Please submit a separate online reservation form for each tour attendee.
  2. Attendance is limited to only Seymour Center members. Not a member? Join or renew today!

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Schedule (Tentative)

8:30 AM: Meet at Seymour Center

8:55 AM: Carpool in university vehicles and depart for Scott Creek

9:30 AM: Hike to the weir (a long “fence” submerged in a creek to direct passage of fish) and learn about the life cycle monitoring station

10:15 AM: Hike to the hatchery

11:15 AM: Tour ends and carpool in university vehicles back to Seymour Center

11:45 AM: Arrive back at Seymour Center for screening of Southern Range: Salmon in the Santa Cruz Mountains (BYO lunch!)

12:45 PM: Depart

Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to bring?
We will be hiking short distances from the road to the salmon weir and hatchery. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Poison oak is abundant along trails, so long pants are highly recommended. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and any other field gear that you might want (camera, binoculars, etc.). Bring your own lunch during the documentary film screening, Southern Range: Salmon in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Is the trail ADA accessible?
No, participants must be physically able to walk up and down steep inclines.
Does the trail have restrooms or other facilities?
No, please plan accordingly.
Will the tour still go out if it's raining?
The member-only field trip may be canceled due to inclement weather or unsafe conditions at the discretion of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and the Fisheries Collaborative Program. You will be notified if the member-only field trip is canceled.
Is the member-only field trip suitable for kids?
The member-only field trip is best suited for kids 10 years of age and older.
Will there be COVID-19 precautions?
Masks are required when carpooling in university vans. Masks are strongly suggested during any indoor portions of the field trip.
How do I know if I'm an active member?
Check your membership receipt! If you’re still unsure, email us at VisitSeymour@ucsc.edu or call us at 831-459-3800 and we’ll be happy to help you.
What do I do if I forgot my password to the member portal?
Email us at VisitSeymour@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-3800 and we’ll be happy to help you!