Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Maine: Orrington Dam Removal

Wild Atlantic salmon were once found in New England rivers from Connecticut to Maine. Today, the population that returns to the rivers of the Gulf of Maine is the last wild population of Atlantic salmon in the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has formed a strong partnership with many organizations, including; the Maine Department of Marine Resources, the Penobscot Indian Nation, local communities, industry, and non-profit conservation groups, with a focus on restoring streams and rivers throughout Maine for Atlantic salmon. Hear from the partners involved in one such project - the removal of Old Meadow Dam in Orrington, Maine.

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