U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

The Service and partners are helping communities realize a new vision of healthy, safe and connected river systems for people and wildlife.


For partners in the Lake Champlain Basin, salmon are a benchmark for improving the overall health of a watershed that is home to many other species, including humans.


An evolving understanding of fish behavior and physiology is helping partners advance a long-term goal for salmon restoration in the Lake Champlain Basin: recolonization of rivers by natural populations.