New $60k Peter Gray Parr Project Matching Gift Challenge!

DSF friend and supporter, Charlie Harriman, has made a $60k Matching Gift Challenge for the Peter Gray Parr Project! This means that all donations to the Project will be matched 1:1 up until we meet that $60,000 challenge. We hope that … Continue reading

Guided Fishing Trip Winner Announced

The raffle has been drawn for the full day Guided Fishing Trip on the St. Croix River with Maine Guide Todd Cushing and the winner is Ed Walsh! Congratulations on this big raffle win at the 2018 Smelt Fry and … Continue reading

Position Opening with Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Fisheries Education Specialist Position Announcement Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (, a 15-year old non-profit organization located in Stonington, Maine seeks a Fisheries Education Specialist to join our team. The Education Specialist is responsible for … Continue reading

  • Get to Know Your Trails: Sprague Falls

    Sunday, August 5th from 1pm - 2:30pm –Join DSF’s Land Trust Director Tanya Rucosky for a hike at Sprague Falls Preserve. Starting at the parking lot on Sprague Falls Road, we will explore the newly upgraded 3/4 mile loop trail on the eastern side of the property. This trail offers a lovely opportunity to read the history of the landscape as it follows old logging roads and tram lines, skirts a nearly forgotten graveyard and wanders through over-grown fields and homesteads 100 years in the past. Keeping our eyes out for edible mushrooms and wildlife, hikers and their dogs are welcome to finish this experience with a swim or a wade in the cool waters below the falls.

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  • 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.