Fieldwork Fun: Day Two — Rare snails Can’t Slow Me Down

A beautiful river canyon can be seen with emerald green water and wispy clouds in the sky.
The beautiful Snake River, near Twin Falls. USFWS photo: Thomas Serrano
Travel can be challenging through the vegetation, steep slopes and under-water muck! USFWS photos: Thomas Serrano and Hallie Morris
Alyssa Bangs gives the crew instructions on what to look for during surveys. USFWS photo: Hallie Morris
The field crew counts bliss-rapid snails on cobbles and records the data. USFWS photo
The canyon we scrambled down into the Snake River on day two was very rocky and dry. USFWS photo: Hallie Morris
The river is on the left side of the frame and the canyon wall is on the right
The beautiful Snake River on a cool late spring day. USFWS photo: Thomas Serrano

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USFWS Columbia Pacific Northwest Region

USFWS Columbia Pacific Northwest Region

Conservation stories from one of the world’s most ecologically diverse regions.