Restoration of Native Charr in Big Wadleigh Pond Maine
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This project will restore 157 acres of habitat for native brook trout and arctic charr in Big Wadleigh Pond in northwest Maine by collecting eggs/brook stock from the dwindling adult populations and rearing them in a private hatchery while the pond is chemically treated to eliminate an illegal introduction of rainbow smelt. Restoration will also benefit anglers at this unique and popular fishing destination.
An 18 inch charr from Wadleigh Pond Maine
Photo of the illegally introduced rainbow smelt in Big Wadleigh Pond in Maine