Schoodic Institute invites the public to a presentation on October 24, 2017 by Dwayne Shaw, Director of the Downeast Salmon Federation. Keystone species such as river herring, sea-run smelt and tomcod are critical components of the diets of many birds and other wildlife at various times of year. Restoration of these fish and the rivers where they spawn present a tremendous opportunity to rebuild multiple ecosystems and avian communities. Shaw will discuss various ways that birders can become involved in ecosystem restoration. Dwayne Shaw has led the development of the Federation’s fisheries and land conservation programs since 1989, beginning with the removal of the Pleasant River dam and the renovation of the facility as a hatchery and fisheries research center in Columbia Falls. The free program begins at 7:00 PM in Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor.
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