This traditional ecological knowledge was passed down from generation to generation – and is now used as important information to bolster scientific research about native wildlife and plants aided by the Tribal Wildlife Grant, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Penobscot Indian Nation and the Service work along the Penobscot River to restore passage for the Atlantic Salmon and other migratory fish species.
Today we honor Native American Heritage Month, while also paying tribute to a significant milestone in Atlantic salmon recovery. Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in Maine celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, working to a recover a species that once sustained the native people of the Penobscot Indian Nation.