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What does it take to bring back a species of fish to a habitat where it once lived in abundance? Find out as you take a ride with fish biologists into the Niagra Gorge looking for lake trout to help provide them with answers.

The Howland Dam fish bypass in Maine.  Photo credit: USFWS

For fish moving upstream, a fish passage engineer can be their best friend. Learn how the Service is partnering with academia to ensure that fish can reach spawning habitat in a world that is too often filled with migration barriers.

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After lake sturgeon populations in the Seneca River dwindled, fish biologists discovered they needed little help. So they set out to create the “staging” areas needed to recover this threatened species.