Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project


Dam removals in Sedgeunkedunk Stream and the Penobscot River– changes in resident and migratory communities

January 2007 - January 2017


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Maine Sea Grant
  • NOAA FISHERIES
Sedeunkedunk Stream restoration

Dam removals in the Penobscot River watershed are central to efforts to restore community systems. This project is geared at characterizing the effects of dam removal over time.

Research Publications Publication Date
Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Saunders, R. (2011) Distribution and abundance of stream fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1572 | Download 2011-06-30
Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J. (2012) Distribution and Abundance of Anadromous Sea Lamprey Spawners in a Fragmented Stream: Current Status and Potential Range Expansion Following Barrier Removal. Northeastern Naturalist 19(X):00-00. | Download 2012-01-31
Hogg, R., Coghlan., Jr., Zydlewski, J. and Simon, K. (2014) Anadromous sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus serve as ecosystem engineers in a coastal spawning tributary. Freshwater Biology. Freshwater Biology, 59(6), 1294-1307. | Download 2014-04-30
Hogg, R., Coghlan Jr., S. and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Anadromous sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) recolonize a coastal river tributary after dam removal. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142(5):1381-1394. | Download 2013-09-30
Hogg, R., Coghlan Jr., S. Zydlewski, J., and Gardner, C. (2015) Fish Community Response to a Small-Stream Dam Removal in a Maine Coastal River Tributary. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144(3), 467-479. | Download 2015-05-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Gardner, C., J., Coghlan, S., and Zydlewski, J. (2008) Monitoring changes in resident and anadromous fish communities in Sedgeunkedunk Stream (Penobscot Co., ME) after low head dam removal138th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Ottawa, Canada. August 17-21. 2008-08-17
Gardner, C. Coghlan, Jr., S., and Zydlewski, J. (2009) Monitoring changes in resident fish communities and anadromous sea lamprey in Sedgeunkedunk Stream (Penobscot Co., Maine) after low-head dam removal. 139th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Nashville Tennessee. August 30-September 3. 2009-09-03
Gardner, C. Coghlan, Jr., S., and Zydlewski, J. (2009) Monitoring changes in resident fish communities and anadromous sea lamprey in Sedgeunkedunk Stream (Penobscot Co., Maine) after low-head dam removal. Atlantic International Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Shelburne New Hampshire, September 20-22. 2009-09-22
Gardner, C. Coghlan, Jr., S., and Zydlewski, J. (2009) Monitoring changes in resident fish communities and anadromous sea lamprey in Sedgeunkedunk Stream (Penobscot Co., Maine) after low-head dam removal. The Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network Science Meeting - Restoration of Diadromous Fishes and Their Ecosystems: Confluence of Science and Restoration. University of Maine, Orono, Maine. July 22-24. 2009-07-22
Coghlan Jr.,S.M., Hogg,R., Zydlewski, J., Simon,K. and Saunders, R. (2011) Barrier removal and range expansion of sea lamprey in the Penobscot River watershed: the importance of habitat conditioning in Atlantic salmon nursery streams. 141th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Seattle, Washington. September 4-9. 2011-09-04
Saunders, R., Coghlan, Jr., S., Zydlewski, J. and Sheehan, T. (2011) Dam removal allows re-colonization of historic habitat by three species of anadromous fish in Sedgeunkedunk Stream, Maine. 141th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Seattle, Washington. September 4-9. 2011-09-04
Hogg, R., Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., Simon, K., Gardner, C., Ratten, S. (2010) Barrier removal in Sedgeunkedunk Stream: Sea lamprey recolonization and implications for Atlantic salmon habitat restoration. 140th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 13-16. 2010-09-13
Hogg,R., Coghlan Jr.,S., and Zydlewski, J. (2011) Barrier Removal in Sedgeunkedunk Stream: Sea Lamprey Recolonization and Implications for Atlantic Salmon Habitat Restoration. 2011 Coordinating Committee Meeting of the U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Orono, ME. April 12. 2011-04-12
Hogg,R., Coghlan Jr.,S., and Zydlewski, J. (2011) Barrier Removal in Sedgeunkedunk Stream: Sea Lamprey Recolonization and Implications for Atlantic Salmon Habitat Restoration. Penobscot Valley Audubon Chapter, Inez Boyd Environmental Research Award at Bangor Public Library, Podium Presentation, May 12. 2011-05-12
Hogg,R., Coghlan Jr.,S., and Zydlewski, J. (2012) Barrier removal in Sedgeunkedunk Stream: Sea lamprey recolonization and implications for Atlantic salmon habitat restoration. 2012 Coordinating Committee Meeting of the U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Orono, ME. March 20. 2012-03-20
Hogg, R., Coghlan Jr., S., Zydlewski, J., and Gardner, C. (2012) Barrier removal in Sedgeunkedunk Stream: Sea lamprey recolonization and implications for Atlantic salmon habitat restoration. 2012 Forum, Atlantic Salmon and their Ecosystems, Bangor Maine January 10-11. 2012-01-10
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Gardner, C. 2010. Distribution and abundance of fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. M.S. Thesis. 2010-05-31
Hogg 2012 M.S. Thesis: Fish Community response to a small-stream dam removal in a coastal Maine tributary. 2012-03-31