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Stream Smart Road Crossing Workshops

A partnership of conservation groups in Maine are leading a statewide effort to educate professionals who are responsible for road-stream crossings on how to improve stream habitat by creating better crossings.

Description:

Recovery partners have been hosting Stream-smart Workshops around the state to inform public and private road owners about opportunities to replace aging and undersized culverts with designs that last longer, improve stream habitat, save money on maintenance, and can reduce flooding. Our overall goal is to teach people how to install crossings that let the stream act like a stream and make the road invisible to the stream. These workshops cover road-stream crossing projects from site assessment to permitting and installation.

Target Audience:

Among those registering for these workshops are town road commissioners, public works directors, contractors, forest landowners, foresters, loggers, engineers, conservation commissions, watershed groups and land trusts.

Partners:

Maine Audubon, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Coastal Program, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, NOAA, US Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA NRCS, Maine Forest Service, Maine Rivers, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Project Share, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and US Army Corp.

For more information, please visit: http://maineaudubon.org/wildlife-habitat/stream-smart/

November 2013 Stream-Smart Workshop photo stream (USFWS).

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