The Penobscot Undammed: Restoring the River

The Penobscot Undammed: Restoring the River

  A thousand square miles of river habitat will open up when the Veazie and Great Works dams on the Penobscot River come down. With the construction of a fish bypass on a third dam, 11 species of sea-run fish will be able to return to their historic spawning grounds. Dr. Steve Coghlan from the University of Maine’s Department of Wildlife Ecology discussed the impacts of dam removal and answer the question: Can we restore the Penobscot to its historic natural state?

This talk was recorded January 26, 2012 at the Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) in Blue Hill.

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