The Viewer allows you to:
  • Display habitats of conservation and restoration interest, like alewife, Atlantic salmon, sea-run rainbow smelt, wild eastern brook trout and tidal marshes.
  • Display locations of dams and surveyed public road crossings that are barriers.
  • Click on habitats and barriers to learn about their characteristics.
  • Ask queries based on the geographic area and habitats of your choosing.
  • Contact experts for technical assistance and funding information.

Who we are. Convened by the State of Maine’s Coastal Program and Department of Marine Resources, the Maine Stream Connectivity Work Group is a partnership of over 25 industry, state, federal, and non-government organizations working to improve Maine’s stream restoration efforts.

Welcome to your Stream Habitat Viewer. The Stream Habitat Viewer was created to enhance statewide stream restoration and conservation efforts. The Viewer provides a starting point for towns, private landowners, and others to learn more about stream habitats across the state.

How it works. The Viewer displays habitats for several stream-dependent species important to Maine’s economy, ecology, and way of life. It also displays locations of dams and public road crossings, which can act as barriers to the movements of fish and wildlife. Where aging dams and road crossings block fish passage, funding is sometimes available to help find solutions. Use the "Contacts" list to learn more about the habitats displayed, funding sources, and Stream-Smart crossings. The Viewer helps bring people together to restore and conserve Maine’s natural heritage while looking for opportunities to ease the financial burdens of road and dam owners.

NEWS

Stream-Smart Road Crossing Training posted January 13, 2014

When: Monday, February 10th, 8:30 am 12:30 pm (Registration/check-in: 8:00 am)
Where: Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, Maine

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Maine Stream Connectivity Work Group releases latest report and recommendations posted January 2, 2014

The Maine Stream Connectivity Work Group (SCWG) is an assemblage of state and federal agencies, NGOs, tribes, forest products companies and engineering firms that work together to enhance aquatic restoration efforts in Maine. The SCWG supports that goal by providing restoration practitioners and other interested parties with: a statewide forum focusing on all habitats and species warranting restoration, enhanced coordination among restoration organizations, an educational resource, and new technical tools and data. Click here for the SCWG's 2012-2013 report and recommendations for 2014.


Stream-Smart Road Crossing Training (Phase II) posted October 31, 2013

When: Tuesday, November 19 (rain date: Nov. 21), 9 am 4 pm Registration/check-in: 8:30 am

Where: East Orland: Maine Fisheries Complex - Craig Brook Hatchery, 306 Hatchery Road, East Orland, Maine

Stream-Smart Phase II is a field oriented technical workshop extension of the principles of Stream-Smart design for ecological road crossings. Participants will learn how to assess a road-stream crossing, gathering the information needed to develop a conceptual design for a replacement open bottom stream crossing.

A $35.00 registration fee includes box lunch. Register online at maineaudubon.org/stream-smart. For more information contact Becca Wilson at bwilson@maineaudubon.org or 207-781-2330 x222

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