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Downeast Salmon Federation Fights to Restore Endangered Species

Story by Kaya Pulz originally published on medium.com Kaya is a former student of DSF’s Vice President Don Sprangers.  She now attends Unity College. The state of Maine is commonly known for its breathtaking scenery, beautiful wildlife, and great fishing. … Continue reading

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Smelt Citizen Science Training 2017

As the days grow longer and sap begins to run, so do the fish. Salmon, shad, river herring, and smelt once filled our rivers each spring. Centuries of dam building and pollution have reduced these runs dramatically. Downeast Salmon Federation … Continue reading

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2017 Seasonal Searun Fisheries Technician

The Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) is expanding its role as a co-manager of Eastern Maine’s smelt and river herring fisheries. We are seeking a temporary full time fisheries technician to help with seasonal field monitoring. DSF works with the Department … Continue reading

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Dam Discussion Draws Big Crowd in Waltham

Story by Steve Fuller, Reporter at The Ellsworth American WALTHAM — On paper it may not sound like the most exciting topic, but what will become of the two dams on the Union River in the next several decades was … Continue reading

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Meeting for dam re-licensing open to the public

Written by Newsroom Fox 22 ABC 7 ELLSWORTH – With dead fish appearing all in the Union River, The Downeast Salmon Federation is asking support from the community. It’s been a trend for a few years now, fish are trying … Continue reading

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Mines have Wrecked Spectacular Sports Fisheries

-Article by George Smith Bangor Daily News January 23, 2017 Macauley Lord said it best at a State House press conference outlining key environmental issues for this legislative session. Speaking about his concern over mining in Maine, Macauley said, “I … Continue reading

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DSF Hires New Assistant Hatchery Manager!

Rachel Gorich has been hired as the new Assistant Hatchery Manager for DSF’s Peter Gray Hatchery in East Machias. Rachel brings years of fisheries research experience from her time as an undergraduate at the University of Maine, Machias where she … Continue reading

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Raising Athletes: Why the Peter Gray Hatchery may be the last hope of Atlantic salmon in America

by ROSS PURNELL – FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE ATLANTIC SALMON RECOVERY so far in America has been an expensive failure. In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandoned its 50-year salmon re- recovery program on the Connecticut Riv- er that … Continue reading

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Position Announcement: Fisheries Conservation Biologist

The Downeast Salmon Federation is seeking an outgoing and organized individual to coordinate citizen science programing in coastal Washington and Hancock Counties focused on river herring and smelt population assessments and restoration initiatives. The successful candidate will possess exceptional outreach … Continue reading

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Dennys River land transfer may help salmon restoration effort

Dennys River land transfer may help salmon restoration effort by Edward French – Published by Quoddy Tides The deeding of the Dennys River Sportsman’s Club’s 40 acres along the river to the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) will help in reviving … Continue reading

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