NEW! Great Works Dam Removal Event
On June 11th, we are joining with our partners to celebrate a milestone event on the Penobscot River as we begin removal of the Great Works Dam.Core activities from 10am-2pm, details coming soon! http://www.penobscotriver.org/content/5000/great-works-dam-removal-event
NEW! Stream Restoration Workshop 2012-Henniker, NH
The 2012 Rehabilitation for Stream Stability & Improved Stream& Riparian Functions Workshop is scheduled for June 18-22 in Henniker, NH. This FREE workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Army Engineer Water Operations Technical Support Program & U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District. The workshop will focus upon restoration and management of streams/rivers and associated riparian areas to prevent nonpoint source pollution such as eroded sediments in streams, rivers, and reservoirs; and consideration for methods that provide for a broad range of physical and ecological functions, including water quality improvement, flood storage capacity, habitat and movement corridors, and aesthetics. This workshop will also introduce the methodologies and procedures for initiating, planning, analyzing, and ultimately designing long-term sustainable river and stream stabilization or restoration projects. Innovative, environmentally sensitive, and cost-effective approaches to restoration will be discussed. Comprehensive case studies and field trips will be incorporated into the workshop as well. Please see above link for more details, agenda, and registration instructions.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR ATLANTIC HERRING
The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is conducting public hearings to solicit comments on Draft Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). These hearings are being scheduled in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Following these hearings, additional opportunities for review and comment on Amendment 5 and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) may be provided in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. DRAFT AMENDMENT 5 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Herring
the NEFMC herring page (http://nefmc.org/herring/index.html)
Upcoming field seminar at Eagle Hill in Steuben, ME
Species Identification and Assessment of Northeastern Freshwater Fish Assemblages, with David Halliwell and Richard
Jun 10 - 16
This seminar will focus on the taxonomy and field/laboratory identification of 28 freshwater fish families, inclusive of diadromous (migratory) species. Through lectures, actual field sampling (minnow trapping, beach seining, and backpack electrofishing), examination of fresh and preserved-aquarium specimens, and use of technical keys, participants will gain an understanding of the taxonomy, morphology, and ecology of freshwater fish.