Research Applicable to Sheepscot Pond

Sheepscot Pond is the major headwater pond in the Sheepscot River watershed. Information and research is provided below relating to Sheepscot Pond and efforts to re-introduce sea-run species. This information is being provided as a public resource. Further information is near the bottom of the page.

Sheepscot Pond & Sea-Run Species
A Treatise on Current Issues
A review of common arguments on restoration of native species to Sheepscot Pond

(numbers refer to footnotes in the document above)

(1) Sheepscot Pond General Information – Lakes of Maine

(2) Maine DIFW 2017 Stocking Report

(3) Maine DIFW Palermo State Fish Rearing Facility

(4) Fuller, Alosa pseudoharengus Species Profile

(5) Winton & Hershberger, Viral Erythrocytic Necrosis (VEN)

(6) “‘Hackles are up’ on issue of Sheepscot Pond restoration plan” WEB   PDF

(7) Maine DIFW Hatcheries

(8) Maine DMR Chapter 24

(9) Sheepscot Pond Fishway Disease Assessment and Implications

(10) Final Minutes of the AAHTC Meeting

(11) Testimony of Patrick Keliher

(12) Alamoosook Lake DIFW Survey

(13) Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Thiaminases.

(14) Ji, Y.Q. and I.R. Adelman, 1998.

(15) Kircheis, Sea Lamprey

(16) Szesztay, Water Balance and Water Level Fluctuations of Lakes

(17) Goode, Andrew. Letter to Sheepscot Lake Association.

(18) USGS Surface-Water Monthly Statistics for Sheepscot River at North Whitefield

(19) “Legislative hearing scheduled on Sheepscot dam issue” WEB   PDF

(20) Lewis et al. Dams, Dam Removal, and River Restoration

(21) Robbins and Lewis. Demolish It and They Will Come

(22) Bohlen and Lewis. Examining the economic impacts of hydropower dams on property values


Further Information

Information about Palermo Rearing Station, Maine IF&W, February 14, 2018

Letter from NOAA Regional Administrator on Sheepscot Pond, Feb. 6, 2018

Maine’s Sebasticook River – A Rare and Critical Resource for Bald Eagles in the Northeast
Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and the Biodiversity Research Institute