Connecting Rivers Fact Sheet Series
Maine Sea Grant College Program
Across Maine, communities and land owners are reconnecting rivers and streams by improving road crossings, fixing broken culverts, and removing dams and other barriers. There are many reasons for doing this work, including preventing costly repairs associated with flooding and washouts, enhancing water quality, increasing wildlife habitat, and restoring fish populations. Connecting Rivers explores some of the ways that streams connect inland lakes and forests and the sea. This first fact sheet in the series focuses on connections between populations of migratory river fish (alewives and blueback herring) and groundfish (e.g., cod).
Schmitt, Catherine, "Connecting rivers for healthy ocean fisheries" (2016). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 117.
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