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The Stream Habitat Viewer was created to enhance statewide stream restoration and conservation efforts. The Viewer provides a starting point for towns, private landowners, and others to learn more about stream habitats across the state.
Located in Groups / Stream Connectivity Working Group
The restoration of the Penobscot River was an unprecedented and innovative effort to remove two dams and build a state-of-the-art fish bypass around a third. As a result, hundreds of miles of habitat along the Penobscot and its tributaries were re-opened for sea-run fish, with tremendous benefits to biological and human communities along the river.
Located in Resources / Historical Archives
The Atlantic Salmon Federation is celebrating the removal of Veazie Dam and the one year anniversary of the removal of Great Works Dam, both on Maine's Penobscot River.
Located in Resources / Historical Archives
Today, a local contractor (Sargent Corporation, Old Town) will begin to remove the Veazie Dam, re-opening the Penobscot River from Old Town, Maine to the sea for the first time in nearly 200 years. The removal of the 830-foot long, 30 foot high buttress-style Veazie Dam, built in 1913, is a monumental step in the Penobscot River Restoration Project, among the largest river restoration efforts in the nation's history. Just last week, another local contractor (R.F. Jordan & Sons Construction, Inc., Ellsworth) completed advance demolition work on the facility's smaller "Plant-B" powerhouse to prepare for the removal of the main dam.
Located in Resources / Historical Archives
New research reveals that dam passage can leave smolts with long-lasting injuries that make them vulnerable to predators far downstream.
Located in News and Announcements / News
File ECMAScript program Atlantic Salmon Recovery Proposal Guidelines
(Note: This is not a funding proposal). The Atlantic Salmon Recovery Framework proposal format is outlined in the attached document. Proposals should be brief but contain all pertinent information. In addition, please attach a synopsis of your work. You may include other attachments as necessary (e.g. full proposal); however, the bulk of our review will focus on the proposal format as outlined below. Other attachments may include a full proposal and any supporting documents you wish to submit. Proposals should be submitted electronically to (NOAA Fisheries).
Located in Resources / Documents
Changing trophic structure and energy dynamics in the Northwest Atlantic: implications for Atlantic salmon feeding at West Greenland
NMFS publishes new Atlantic salmon diet study in Marine Ecology Progress
Located in News and Announcements / News
ICES Publishes NOAA Model to Predict Fish Population Response to Dams
NOAA Fisheries Scientists publish paper modeling the response of Atlantic salmon to dam removals on the Penobscot River, Maine, USA.
Located in News and Announcements / News
File Atlantic Salmon Fact Sheet (USFWS)
A two-page color fact sheet that describes the life history of Atlantic salmon and general restoration efforts.
Located in Resources / Diadromous Fish / Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
The Atlantic salmon is an anadromous fish, typically spending 2-3 years in freshwater, migrating to the ocean where it also spends 2-3 years, and then returning to its natal river to spawn.
Located in Resources / Diadromous Fish / Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)