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Appalachian Trail Conservancy's project opens stream miles in Maine

This AOP project was a high priority by USFWS and others, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy worked hard over ten years to gather funding and make it a reality.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy's project opens stream miles in Maine

credit ATC; new bridge over Henderson Brook

Fantastic news for brook trout and federally endangered Atlantic salmon in Maine! The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and its partners removed the last remaining barrier to native fish passage on Maine’s Henderson Brook, aiding in the continued survival of wild brook trout populations and allowing the federally endangered Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon to return to native rearing waters. This was an FY21 EBTJV - National Fish Habitat Partnership funded project.

New bridge over Henderson Brook
Uninhibited fish passage is now possible for the length of the 3.9 mile Henderson Brook.

EBTJV values this partnership with the ATC. We share a footprint in 14 eastern states and numerous national and state parks and native traditional territories, and many of the habitats that the ATC corridor crosses and protects are headwater brook trout watersheds.

See this excellent write up by the ATC.

View this beautiful and inspirational video about the project.

Funding sources: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Bass Pro Shops Cabelas Outdoors, USFWS Fisheries Fish Passage Program, Michele and Dan Coleman, KBF Canada, National Park Trust, Appalachian Mountain Club Davis Conservation Fund, National Park Service, the Volgenau Foundation, and numerous ATC members and supporters.

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