Restoring Atlantic Salmon talk

Whitefield | Wed, Jun 12 | All Ages

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Time: Wed, Jun 12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Whitefield

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Midcoast Conservancy and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust are partnering together for a summer lecture series. The kickoff lecture in June, generously sponsored by Inter-Fluve, explores the how the collaborative projects in the Sheepscot River are critical for restoring endangered Atlantic Salmon locally and globally.
Maranda Nemeth, Watershed Restoration Specialist with Midcoast Conservancy, will present on the Coopers Mills project and other priority restoration efforts in the Sheepscot; and Dr. Stephen Sutton, Director of Outreach with Atlantic Salmon Federation, will present on that international status of  Atlantic salmon populations and how local projects fit into the global context. All are welcome at this free event.
The Inter-Fluve story: We got our start in 1983 when a few fly-fishing scientists combined their passion for rivers with knowledge of geomorphology, fish biology, and hydrology to return abused trout streams into the Blue Ribbon fisheries they once were. At a time when most restoration work was performed by individuals with specific interests, we took a team approach utilizing an array of disciplines that actively accounted for many interests, including natural processes. Over three decades later, we continue to develop cutting-edge designs for river restoration projects ranging from cranberry bog restoration, to dam removal, to urban habitat improvements – just to name a few. As pioneers in this field, we continue to provide leadership in this developing industry.