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The Penobscot River Restoration Trust is the non-profit organization established for the purpose of implementing the core aspects of the Penobscot River Restoration Project, working in collaboration with PPL Corporation and federal and state agencies. Members are:
American Rivers is a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish, and wildlife. They deliver innovative solutions to improve river health; raise awareness among decision-makers; serve and mobilize the river conservation movement; and are collaborating with our partners to develop a national "river agenda," which will create a unified vision for improving river health across the country. Visit them at www.americanrivers.org
The Atlantic Salmon Federation is an international non-profit organization which promotes the conservation and wise management of the wild Atlantic salmon and its environment. The Penobscot River is central to their mission of restoring salmon runs in Maine. Through an office in Brunswick and a Maine Council representing salmon clubs along the river, ASF has been working to restore the Penobscot watershed for over 20 years. Visit them at http://www.asf.ca/main.html
Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine's wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action. The organization has worked extensively to keep free-flowing the upper St. John and portions of the Penobscot River. With a 160-year history, Maine Audubon is supported by 8,000 members, seven local chapters and more than 2,000 volunteers statewide. Visit them at www.maineaudubon.org
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a statewide membership organization committed to the protection of Maine's waters, air, and forests. NRCM's work on the Penobscot River has included support for: land protection on the West Branch, the elimination of mercury contamination, the elimination of dioxin and other pollutants from paper mills and the Penobscot Indian Nation's cultural right to a healthy Penobscot River. NRCM has published the Citizen's Guide to River Restoration. Visit them at www.nrcm.org.
The Nature Conservancy is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of biological diversity. On-the-ground conservation work is carried out in all 50 states and in 27 foreign countries and is supported by approximately one million individual members. The Conservancy has conserved nearly 15 million acres of land in the United States and Canada and more than 102 million acres with local partner organizations globally. The Conservancy owns and manages the largest private system of nature sanctuaries in the world. Projects increasingly seek to accomodate compatible human uses and benefits. www.nature.org/maine
Penobscot Nation. The Penobscot River is the ancestral home of the Penobscot Indian Nation. Restoration of the river's migratory fish stocks is necessary to comply with sustenance fishery rights guaranteed by the 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act and treaties between the Penobscot Nation, Massachusetts, and Maine. Penobscot tribal members have used the watershed and its abundant natural resources for physical and spiritual sustenance for 10,000-12,000 years. www.penobscotnation.org
Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization whose mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. TU has an office in Augusta, with 8 chapters and over 1500 members in Maine. In 2002, they worked with the Sennebec Lake Association on the St. George River to replace an old dam with an innovative rock ramp that allowed free passage and maintained later water levels. www.tu.org
||Links to the latest multimedia features from Trust Members
Natural Resources Council of Maine featured the project in their summer 2010 newsletter
The Nature Conservancy in Maine keeps a vibrant and interactive web page devoted to the project. The web page includes a slide show with fantastic photos, and a short video piece as well as a descriptive article describing the benefits of the project. Follow this link to the feature. Also, to see TNC's new Science Sleuth page, click here.
American Rivers declares "2011 will be the year of river restoration" in their recent article about the Elwha River Dam Removal Contract. American Rivers has also produced a 2011 Guide to Dam Removal - check it out!
Atlantic Salmon Federation published a piece by John Burrows about the 10th Anniversary of the Edwards Dam removal on the Kennebec River in the Autumn 2009 issue of the Atlantic Salmon Journal, which has enormous implications for what we can expect following the Penobscot River Restoration Project. Follow this link to a PDF of the article
Trout Unlimited Article on three dam removal projects in the United States, including the Penobscot project. Follow this link to a PDF of the article
Maine Audubon Maine Habitat Journal (PDF coming soon)
The Project has numerous additional partners: Click here to see a descriptive list of project partners