• Driven by instincts and a pickup truck: An Atlantic salmon’s journey towards recovery

    That’s how many Atlantic salmon make their way to spawning habitat in Lake Champlain’s tributaries nowadays. Learn why this species disappeared from the lake in the 19th century, and how it is making a comeback today thanks to collaboration by partners in the basin.

  • Welcome to our blog!

    We’re dedicated to conserving the nature of the Northeast. Our mission is to work with others to protect fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats from Virginia north to Maine.

  • My life after the internship

    We’re checking in with our past interns to find out what they’ve been up to since their last internship with us. Find out where they are now since they fled the nest!

Each week, our folks at the Maine field office are driving by to check on the progress of the Great Works Dam removal, part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project. Our Maine hydro licensing coordinator, Steve Shepard, says, “Imagine running these rapids. I hear it was done last week, though the fish have been doing it for weeks!” See more Great Works dam updates.

How is Elia Kazan’s Wild River pertinent to conservation today? This post is part of a series running all month on freshwater mussels, highlighting their importance to the Northeast landscape and the concerted efforts underway to ensure their future in our waters.

Did you know that a single sea lamprey kills 40 or more pounds of fish in its life as a parasite? Check out how we are working with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Vermont Fish & Wildlife to control sea lamprey populations in the Lake Champlain basin.