Downeast Salmon Federation is seeking Director for their Downeast Rivers Land Trust

The Downeast Salmon Federation, based in Columbia Falls, Maine, is seeking a director for its land conservation program, the Downeast Rivers Land Trust. DRLT is a program within the Downeast Salmon Federation and the director will report to DSF’s executive … Continue reading

  • Fin Clipping Begins Monday, September 26th!!

    Wednesday, September 28th at 6pm - Ellsworth, Dams, and the Future of the Union River: Opportunity Knocks. A talk with Dwayne Shaw, Executive Director of the Downeast Salmon Federation. Ellsworth Public Library in the River View Room. This event is the first in a series of Public Forums hosted by the Ellsworth Downtown Association.


  • Semianadromous or sea-run brook trout, commonly called "salters," may spend up to three months at sea feeding on crustaceans, fish, and marine worms in the spring, not straying more than a few miles from the river mouth. The fish return to freshwater tributaries to spawn in the late summer or autumn. While in salt water, salters gain a more silvery color, losing much of the distinctive markings seen in freshwater. However, within two weeks of returning to fresh water, they assume typical brook trout color and markings.