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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River. Biologists discover first salmon spawning since Revolutionary War, drawing new attention to canceled restoration program

Posted on February 27, 2016

February 23, 2016 5:00AM ET by Nate Schweber/Al Jazeera America By the fall of 2015, the salmon of the Connecticut River were supposed to be doomed. The silvery fish that once swam the Northeast’s longest river, 407 miles from the mountains of New Hampshire to Long Island Sound, went extinct because of dams and industrial […]


Posted in In the News

Endangered Dwarf Wedgemussel At Home In Farmington River

Posted on February 26, 2016

One of the nation’s most endangered species continues to thrive in the Farmington River. Despite rarely growing larger than 1.5 inches in length, the dwarf wedgemussel is both an indicator, and big contributor to the health of the river. Once found in rivers far north into Canada, down to the Southern United States, the dwarf […]


Posted in River Blog

Special Climate Change Meeting on March 7

Posted on February 26, 2016

The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Study Committee is pleased to present a talk about regional hydrological response to climate change by Dr. David Bjerklie at 7:00 P.M. on March 7th at the Canton Community Center. The presentation will be in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Community Center. In his talk, Hydrologic Trends and […]


Posted in Meetings + Events