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Downeast Salmon Federation's

Conservation Hatchery

East Machias Maine

Unprecedented attention, collaboration and resources are converging to make the return of the iconic wild Atlantic salmon to the rivers of eastern Maine a reality.  Inseparable is an ecosystem approach in which people nurture and benefit from a full suite of sea-run fisheries:  alewife, river herring and shad, smelt, sea run brook trout, tom cod, sea lamprey, the American eel – and salmon – all abundant, all possible in a future within reach.

Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) is a hub, catalyst and leader engaging with local communities and an array of partners and allies on three fronts:  Replenishing Stocks; Conserving and Restoring Habitat; and Regional Education and Environmental Advocacy.

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Salmon Hatched

Acres of Conserved Land in Trust

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River Corridor and Critical Salmon Habitat Protected

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

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ADDRESS

Downeast Salmon Federation
187 Main Street
Columbia Falls, ME 04623
 

PHONE

EMAIL

207-483-4336

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