U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


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.

Indigenous youth from diverse cultural backgrounds immersed themselves in brainstorming what can be done to make their communities resilient in a changing world.

Together, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Service create a memorable day for Tribal students through conservation and hands on learning.