Research Resources 

Dam removal, fish passage and river restoration are complex endeavors. We work with nationally recognized scientists and experts in the field to develop the most effective and sustainable solutions. Some of the resources we have gathered are provided below. If you need additional information feel free to reach out to us. 

Presumpscot River Management Plan, 2003

The Presumpscot River draft management reflects three years of background research on major issues of concern, development and review of options for addressing these concerns, and after input from several public meetings and a written public comment period, development of the Final Plan recommendations.

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EConomic Impact Report 

Friends of the Presumpscot partnered with economist Rachel Bouvier in 2015 to produce a report on the economic impact of the Presumpscot River on the surrounding region.  

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Cumberland mills Dam Fishway proceeding 

In 2009 the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued a decision regarding fish passage at Cumberland Mills dam in the Presumpscot River. 

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FERC Order for fish passage on 5 dams 

In 2003 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered fish passage to be designed and installed on five dams on the Presumpscot River. 

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USM student economic analysis 

As part of a class project students at USM developed an economic analysis of the potential benefits that might follow from a restoration of the Presumpscot River. 

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