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Once migrating by the millions up Maine's rivers to spawn, alewife populations have dramatically decreased. Researchers and scientists with Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative team up with local stakeholders to investigate the effects of human activities on the Kennebec and Androscoggin River watershed, with a special focus on native alewife runs.
Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative researchers are working to tackle urgent economic, social and environmental challenges. SSI researchers collaborate with fishermen and others so tidal power in Cobscook Bay is developed sustainably. Then head to Central Maine, where researchers are working with family forest owners struggling to steward their land in the face of growing pressures.
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