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The conservation story of the Atlantic salmon is one of adaptability, perseverance, and pure passion and cultural attachment by the Houlton Band of Maliseet Tribe. Maliseet Nations have been sustainably harvesting sea-run fish for thousands of years. And today, they are at the heart of returning the sea-run fish to the Meduxnekeag River.

Historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 revealed the danger of outdated bridges and culverts in New York. Today partners across the state are using collaborative resources to target these threats for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife.

Rhode Island’s rivers, which have been used and abused in the past, are gaining new life as dams are removed and disposal practices change. This is good news for wildlife and people alike.