Generations ago, Maine’s free-flowing rivers surged through vast forests and out into the Gulf of Maine, transporting fresh water, nutrients, and billions of fish…
Over time things began to change. Roads and dams blocked passage, and overfishing and pollution degraded once-powerful rivers, causing dramatic declines in populations of sea-run fish and, as a result, declines in the other fish and wildlife that feed on them.
Today, a less productive ecosystem threatens the health of many native species and the livelihoods of those making their living from the land and water.
But it’s not too late to help Maine’s rivers, the coast, and coastal communities.
MCHT has a new Initiative focused on Rivers, is now part of the Downeast Fisheries Partnership, and working to restore rivers like the Orange and Narraguagus.
Watch their new video for more information: