Curious about learning how to help wildlife? We often talk about how to help animals on the land, but what about animals in the streams? Join us for an engaging presentation by Maine Audubon on Stream Smart culvert designs. Participants will learn the importance of using Stream Smart principles at road crossings which can help reconnect fish and wildlife habitat and also protect roads and public safety. The presentation will also include a demonstration of the Maine Stream Habitat Viewer to aid towns in identifying priorities for crossing replacement as well as information on available resources.
Eighty-five percent of wildlife species either live in or use aquatic habitats during the year to breed, travel, and find food and water. In Maine, however, brook trout, Atlantic salmon, and other wildlife get “stuck” at decaying, undersized stream culverts. Surveys show that up to 90% of Maine culvert crossings make movement difficult or impossible for wildlife at least part of the year. The simple action of replacing undersized culverts can reconnect miles of important habitat for Maine’s important fish and wildlife species.
The presentation is free, but space is limited. To Register, please contact: Annica McGuirk – (207) 781-2330 x219 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To learn more about Stream Smart check out this video