U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


Ever had a lane closure keep you from getting where you want to go? We wonder if this is how salmon feel when they reach those small openings under a road.

Heavy machinery at hogansburg dam

Near the mouth of the St. Regis River in Franklin County, New York, are the final remnants of the Hogansburg Hydroelectric Dam. Now, with the removal of the river’s first dam, the St. Regis will be reconnected with the St. Lawrence River, the outflow for the Great Lakes, providing benefits for fish and wildlife, and returning lands to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.

Landlocked Atlantic salmon are making a comeback in areas near Lake Champlain after nearly 100 years, thanks to our collaborative work with the states of New York and Vermont. Read how the “Trap and Truck” program is making all the difference.