The restoration of the Penobscot River is an unprecedented and innovative effort to remove two dams and build a state-of-the-art fish bypass around a third. As a result, hundreds of miles of habitat along the Penobscot and its tributaries will be re-opened for sea-run fish, with tremendous benefits to biological and human communities along the river.
Thanks to your support, this effort has had remarkable success. It's a continuing story, with many chapters closed and many more to come. Be a part of this history-making conservation achievement.
A partnership shows how everyone – residents, companies and nature – wins when a river is restored. Follow the success
The restoration of the Penobscot River is an unprecedented and innovative effort. Learn more
The removal of the Great Works Dam along Maine’s Penobscot River is an important milestone in an unlikely collaboration among diverse partners. Read Conservancy President Mark Tercek's blog.
What's the best gift you ever received? For the Conservancy's Sanjayan, it was news that three large dams in Maine were purchased in a historic deal worth $24 million. Read Sanjayan’s blog
"We’re restoring the second-largest river in the Northeast, the last vestige of habitat for the vast majority of Atlantic salmon remaining on the East Coast of the U.S." - Coin Apse. Read more