Ahjumawi Fish Trap Images
Fish Trap Images - Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
Stone fish traps, constructed by the native Ajumawi people, have been preserved along the shores of Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park. They are efficiently designed to trap the Sacramento suckers who spawn in the clear, cool waters of the lakeside springs. But these are more than fish traps. They also function to assist the fish in propagating their species and thus are devised to manage a fishery for the benefit of native Pit River groups.
Visit Native Fish Traps Along the Shore of Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park by John W. Foster for more information about the fish traps pictured below.
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