The Maine Sportsman’s October 2018 Issue Spotlight on DSF

Maine Sportsman contributor Kyle Montgomery examines the work being done at our East Machias Hatchery and Peter Gray Parr Project.  You can read the full article here:  SportsmansJournal1018.DSF

Downeast Conservation Network Announces “Convergence 2018” Forum

DCN has announced Convergence 2018, a forum which will cover The Economic and Biodiversity Values of Conservation in Downeast Maine.  This forum will take place at the Schoodic Institute on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  You can … Continue reading

DSF Responds to Brookfield Energy Proposal on Union River

DSF Executive Director, Dwayne Shaw, responded to Brookfield Energy’s proposal to delay making improvements to fish passage at both of the dams which Brookfield owns on the Union River.  Shaw calls Brookfield’s proposed 10-year delay and lack of a salmon stocking … Continue reading


    Building coastal community resilience through science, education and community action - a public talk by Dr. Heather Leslie, Director of UMaine's Darling Marine Center

    October 17th, 6:00 pm at UMM's Science Building, Room 201


    Fly Tying Workshops 

    DSF has partnered with Maine Outdoor School to offer several fly tying workshops.  Come and join these fun and interactive workshops.  Every participant will leave with their own hand-tied fly!

    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – Fogtown Brewing Company, 25 Pine Street, Ellsworth.  5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, November 4, 2018 – Airline Brewing Company – Amherst, 22 Mill Lane, Amherst. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Monday, January 14, 2019 – Airline Brewing Company – Ellsworth, 173 Main Street, Ellsworth.  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, January 27, 2019 – Airline Brewing Company – Amherst, 22 Mill Lane, Amherst.  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Visit our Events page to see what else is upcoming!

  • The scientific name for the Atlantic salmon is Salmo salar. Its origins are latin where Salmo means salmon and salar means “leaper”. Atlantic salmon are known for their ability to jump high of the water, sometimes as high as 10 feet, and must do this to navigate the sometimes steep falls of our rivers.