Conservation Groups Take Ellsworth Dam Fight to DEP

May 8, 2019 by Stephen Rappaport ELLSWORTH — Two conservation organizations have opened another front in their relicensing battle with the owners of the Ellsworth hydropower dam. Continue Reading here

Bill Green’s Maine Comes to DSF Smelt Fry

Bill Green visited DSF’s Annual Smelt Fry this year. Check out the piece that aired on this week’s Bill Green’s Maine here.

New plan for Ellsworth dams ‘doesn’t cut it’ for sportsmen groups

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • April 25, 2019 1:00 am Courtesy of Downeast Salmon Federation A high view of the Union River and its confluence with Branch Lake Stream on April 17. A plan to relicense two hydroelectric dams in Ellsworth … Continue reading

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  • 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.