This page is in the process of being updated. You can also find downloadable publications on dam removal on our Publications page, here.
Salmon Undammed - Trout Unlimited magazine special feature on dam removal projects highlights the Penobscot River Restoration Project.
Outdoor America Article: Opening Rivers - an article on dam removal published by the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) which features the Penobscot River Restoration Project, and other similar dam removal projects.
The IWLA and over a hundred other groups and businesses have endorsed the Penobscot River Restoration Project. To see a list of our endorsers and to download an endorsement form, click here!
Interactive Website on Hydro-dam effects -
This website provides a visually-accessible way to learn about the impacts a dam can have on a river, and includes detailed information about habitat as well as fish and other wildlife. When viewing this website, keep in mind that dams in different regions of the United States may have different riverine conditions, and types and size of dams vary. The Penobscot River has multiple dams, and therefore the effects are compounded. Dam removal in Maine often involves the building of a coffer dam behind the concrete or timber crib dam before removal occurs, and deconstruction may take several months.