New Project from the Mitchell Center: Getting Over the Dam
New project from the UMaine Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions - Getting Over the Dam: Overcoming institutional barriers to the recovery of Atlantic salmon by navigating the social-science/policy interface.
Atlantic salmon populations in Maine have declined over previous decades and remain critically low. Despite extensive hatchery supplementation and habitat improvement efforts made by management agencies over the last four decades, there has been no clear population response and extinction of the species remains an immediate threat.
An evaluation of the interactions among entities in the face of uncertainty may inform the processes by which recovery policies and actions are made. With partners in NOAA, FWS and others, this project examines the social-science/policy interface of Atlantic salmon recovery decision making in Maine.
Project team members include Future of Dams researchers Carly Sponarski, Aaron Strong, Bridie McGreavy, and Joseph Zydlewski.