November 19, 2019


Removing Small Dams in Maine

The following are PDFs of presentations made at the dam removal workshop held December 2nd 2011 at the Viles Arboretum, Augusta, Maine, and the guide created for project managers:

“Removing Dams in Maine: A Basic Guide for Project Managers

Brian Graber, Before and After Photos of Dam Removals

Brian Graber, “Is My Project Easy or Complex?”

Carl Young, Meadow Dam Case Study

Jeff Reardon, “Why Permitting Isn’t Scary”

Matt Bernier, “How to Raise Money to Fund a Dam Removal”

Brian Graber, “Things That Can Go Wrong and How to Make Them Go Right”

John Burrows, “Community Engagement at Dam Removals”


Local, State, National and International Conservation Organizations

American Canoe Association
National paddler’s organization

American Rivers
National river conservation group

Atlantic Salmon Unlimited
Maine biologist Ed Baum’s personal Atlantic salmon website.

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership

A collaborative effort of people and organizations interested in protecting and restoring the bay

Center for Watershed Protection
National educational group focusing on restoring urban waterways

Chewonki Foundation
Regional environmental education center.

Conservation Technology Information Center

National educational group promoting sustainable agriculture.

Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration

Restoration of the fish ladder is critical to the health of the Damariscotta River alewife stock.

International Rivers Network
International river conservation group.

Kennebec-Chaudiere International Corridor
Tourism information.

Lakes Environmental Association

Maine Audubon Society


Maine Canoe and Kayak Racers Organization

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Statewide land trust

Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute
Statewide education and policy organization.

National Organization for Rivers
National river recreation and conservation group.

National Wildlife Federation
National education and advocacy group

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Nature Conservancy
National land trust organization

RESTORE: The North Woods
Regional wilderness organization

River Network
National watershed conservation group.

Trout Unlimited
National trout conservation group

Waterkeeper Alliance
National association of watershed conservation organization.

Water Research Institute
Maine center for water resources, education and outreach

Maine Environmental Policy Institute
Maine environmental news updates.

Maine League of Conservation Voters
Statewide political watchdog group.


Native Tribes

Aroostook Band Of Micmacs
P.O. Box 772
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Governing body of Micmac Indian Tribe.

Houlton Band Of Maliseets
Route 3, Box 450
Houlton, ME 04730
Governing body of Maliseet Indian Tribe.

Passamaquoddy Tribe
Pleasant Point
P.O. Box 343
Perry, ME 04667
207-853-2600 x225
Governing body of Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe.

Penobscot Indian Nation
6 River Road
Indian Island, ME 04468
207-827-1137 (fax)
Governing body of Penobscot Indian Tribe.

State of Maine

Department of Conservation
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC)
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
1-800-452-8711 (in-state)
207- 287-2631
State agency managing unorganized lands.

Department of Environmental Protection
17 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0017

Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
284 State Street
41 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0041

Maine- House of Representatives and Senate
2 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0002

Federal Government

Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

EPA New England Regional Office
1 Congress St. Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02114-2023
1-888- 372-7341

Fish and Wildlife Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202- 208-3100

F&WS Maine Field Office
1033 South Main Street
Old Town, ME. 04468

Geological Survey
USGS National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192, USA

USGS Maine District
26 Ganneston Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Maine page:

National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East-West Highway SSMC3
Silver Spring, MD 20910

NMFS Northeast Regional Office
One Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930


The Center for Maine History
485 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Headquarters of Maine Historical Society

Maine Folklife Center & The Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History
5773 S. Stevens Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Me 04469-5773
Collection of oral history, music, and photographs

Maine State Archives
84 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0084
State historical records

Old Fort Western
16 Cony Street
Augusta, Maine 04330
207- 626-2835
Eighteenth-century fort and museum on Kennebec River