Wood Additions into the Sheepscot, Narraguagus, Machias Watersheds, Maine
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In 2007, Project SHARE and the Department of Marine Resources Bureau of Sea-Run Fisheries and Habitat and private land owners undertook a "chop and drop" large wood addition project. Wood was added to streams with the intent to increase habitat complexity and salmonid survival. This project expands the large wood treatment locations to include the Sheepscot drainage, along with treatment locations on the Machias, East Machias and Narraguagus River drainages. It adds nine additional large wood treatment sites enhancing approximately 4 miles of stream for brook trout.
Photo of the Narraguagus drainage in Maine. View upstream of pretreated treatment sites. Note the clearly over widened stream, lack of habitat complexity and lack of large wood. This is a typical treatment site for downeast Maine