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Rake for Aquatic Vegetation Sampling
Rey Farve, Project Leader

Field Test

In late June 2008, we brought the prototype aquatic rake to the Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests in Laramie, WY to allow forest service personnel to field test the rake and provide comments. Kathy Roche (the proposer) and Johnny Proctor tested the rake.

The following photos show Kathy and Johnny using the rake at a local pond to sample aquatic vegetation.

FS employee test aquatic rake
Johnny Proctor test the aquatic rake (with comb head attachment) while Kathy Roche (center) and Joe Fleming (SDTDC) look on.

FS employee test aquatic rake - fully extended
Johnny using the rake fully extended to 11 feet.

FS employees identify aquatic vegetation sampled with rake
Johnny and Kathy identify sampled aquatic vegetation.

photo - putting rake poles in a backpack
Johnny packs the rake poles in his backpack.

FS employee with rake poles in backpack and rake head in hand
Johnny poses with rake poles in backpack and rake head in hand.