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Taking stock of a Downeast river | Island Institute

By Jon Keller Five degrees above zero and the wind peels northwest. Sky and river both black dark. Headlights shine in the small parking lot. The wind howls, rocks the truck. Out there in the headlight shine lies a slick … Continue reading

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Hydroelectric station removed on Denny’s River in Meddybemps

WABI’s Joy Hollowell was on hand as DSF removed the hydroelectric turbine: https://www.wabi.tv/video/?vid=566762652

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Fox Bangor’s Kayla Hevey joined DSF and Unity College stocking Atlantic Salmon in the East Machias River on October 16, 2019

EAST MACHIAS – The Downeast Salmon Federation, with the help from Unity College freshmen, released around 15,000 Atlantic salmon into the East Machias River. “Salmon are endangered species, which means there aren’t many coming back to Maine. In fact, I think … Continue reading

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Branch Lake Stream Dam being removed in Ellsworth

By Owen Kingsley  ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) – The removal of the Branch Lake Stream Dam in Ellsworth is underway. The dam has been here for decades, interrupting the flow of Branch Lake Stream. After a few years of fundraising, the Downeast Salmon … Continue reading

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Maine Voices: Saving threatened wildlife should involve private landowners

BY AMOS ENOSPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD The Press Herald recently published an editorial by The Seattle Times on the Endangered Species Act (hereafter ESA) that demonstrated ignorance of how to achieve endangered species recovery in the 21st century, and the many subtleties … Continue reading

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The ‘mind-boggling’ journeys of one Atlantic salmon

By John Holyoke, BDN Staff • July 30, 2019 6:00 pm Your morning commute to work might be hectic and harrowing, but before you start feeling sorry for yourself consider the journeys that Charlie — the name given to a soon-to-be-famous Atlantic salmon … Continue reading

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Hatchery receives 42,000 salmon eggs

SHERIDAN, Maine — On Wednesday, March 6, Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine volunteers and the president of the St. John Basin Salmon Recovery Inc. transported approximately 42,000 eyed salmon eggs to the Dug Brook Hatchery in Sheridan, near Ashland. The … Continue reading

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Great Turnout for Public Meeting on Ellsworth Dam

https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Folks-meet-in-Ellsworth-to-talk-about-proposal-to-relicense-hydroelectric-dam-512511502.html

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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

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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.

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