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Veazie Dam Removal Ceremony & Breaching
On July 16 2013 over 300 people were present for the ceremony which included speeches from key member organizations and partners, the Burnurwurbskek Singers, smudge ceremony, and the eventual breaching of the dam.
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File Swimming with Atlantic salmon
Join narrator Paul Christman of the Maine Department of Marine Resources as he follows the life stages of Atlantic salmon in the Kennebec River watershed.
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Maine is a water rich state, with thousands of miles of rivers and streams cutting through our fields and forests. There are also thousands of miles of public and private roads and trails that dissect the state, but in the past when it came to building crossings over those waterways the thought often was about how to get water from one side of the road to another, not about the fish trying to cross under the roads.
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Friday marked the first time in 180 years when water from the Penobscot River flowed through a section where the Coffer Dam used to be, behind the now removed Veazie Dam. Volunteers worked on the shores to help save stranded, dewatered mussels.
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It's been 3 months since the removal process started on the Veazie Dam. Since then water levels up stream of the Penobscot River have dropped dramatically.
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Construction workers begin Veazie Dam removal.
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Endangered and Threatened Marine Species Recovery Grant Awarded to Penobscot Indian Nation
NOAA has awarded the Penobscot Indian Nation with continued funding for their Atlantic salmon management and outreach projects.
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File Section 7 Consultation Package Including PBO
This letter transmits the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) programmatic Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 7 consultation package, including a programmatic biological opinion (PBO), based on the Service’s review of your agencies’ proposal to permit, fund, or carry out specific activities associated with road-stream crossings in Maine. This programmatic consultation is a collaborative effort by our three agencies with the specific goal of contributing to the conservation and recovery of the endangered Atlantic salmon by addressing the threats to aquatic habitat connectivity and fish passage associated with many existing road-stream crossings in Maine.
Located in Projects / Stream Crossing Project
File RealAudio document Stream Crossing Programmatic Notification Form
This form identifies key elements of the proposed action, but must be accompanied by sufficient additional documentation to ensure that the proposed action fits all applicable design criteria, and that all effects to ESA-listed species and their habitats are within the range of effects considered in the biological opinion guiding this notification process for use by the relevant agency, USACE, USFWS, or FEMA.
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File RealAudio document Instructions for Completing Stream Crossing Programmatic Notification Form
This instruction guide is meant to help in completing the Stream Crossing Programmatic Notification Form *. The form is to be completed by an applicant to notify all relevant Federal agencies of the applicant’s intention to remove, install, replace or repair a stream crossing located within the areas of Maine that are important to the recovery of the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic salmon, which is listed as endangered by the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). This form is part of a streamlined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) permitting and ESA section 7 consultation process that is applicable only to stream crossing work that meets the criteria for natural and sustainable design embodied in the U.S. Forest Service’s document, Stream Simulation: An Ecological Approach to Providing Passage for Aquatic Organisms at Road-Stream Crossings,
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