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Downeast Salmon Federation's

Conservation Hatchery

East Machias Maine

About DSF

DSF was founded by salmon anglers and those who love Downeast Maine's wild rivers.  One of our earliest projects was the removal of a dam in Columbia Falls that gave the Pleasant River back to sea run fish and the community.  By today's standards it was a beautiful and simple thing.  A lot has happened since then.

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The Peter Gray
Parr Project

The Downeast Salmon Federation is home to the Peter Gray Parr project salmon conservation program.  The unique project uses world class

rewilding processes and has had proven success in  impacting the recovery of wild Atlantic salmon.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Bringing salmon back to our rivers takes work.  Please consider volunteering for one of our programs or contributing in any way so we can continue our important work.

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All the Latest Updates

Read our newest report to our members.

Get to Know Us

Meet our team of biologists, fish and habitat experts, ecology professionals,  conservationists and advocacy leaders.

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DSF Land Trust

The DSF Land Trust conserves property in Hancock and Washington County Maine.  Learn more about each Land Trust Preserve, or book one of our wilderness camp sites.

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