Great Turnout for Public Meeting on Ellsworth Dam

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.


    This Monday, July 15th from 11am - 2pm we will be enjoying the beauty of the Beaverdam Stream Preserve while also doing some trail work and cleanup around the preserve!

    Pack a lunch and DSF will provide drinks and a cool snack!

    Your help is needed and greatly appreciated.

    DSF's Beaverdam Stream Preserve sits along Route 9 in Wesley, approx. 2.5 miles east of Route 192, and encompasses 138 acres and 1 mile of stream frontage. We will meet at the turn-out just after crossing over Beaverdam Stream.

    For more information, please contact DSF Land Trust Director, Tanya Rucosky,

    Wild River Fisheries of Taunton and Frenchman's Bay

    Join Friends of Taunton Bay,Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and DSF Fisheries Biologist, Brett Ciccotelli, for a talk about the native fish runs in the Frenchman Bay watershed and throughout Downeast Maine on Friday, July 26 at 7pm at Gordon Wharf, Sullivan.

    This event is part of the Friday Lecture Series sponsored by Friends of Taunton Bay and Frenchman Bay Conservancy. You can see the entire event schedule at

    Check our our Events Page for more upcoming events!

  • Atlantic Salmon are iteroparous, which means they can spawn more than once. Some adults will migrate back to the ocean after spawning (these fish are called kelt, or black salmon) to regain their strength and fat stores before returning for a second or even third time to spawn. Fish species that spawn only once and then die are referred to as semelparous.