The Nature of Phenology 4/18/20 Alewives: Enriching our Communities (Part 2)

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Last week we learned about the resounding success of alewife restoration efforts across the region due to dam removals and installation of better fish passage. Such efforts have resulted in tremendous revivals of alewife runs, such as on the mighty Penobscot River which just last year had a run of over 2.1 million fish. This increase in fish is not only a big win for conservation work and for that species in particular, but also represents an enriching in our whole community: fish, local ecosystems, and humans included.

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