Municipal Stream Crossing Prioritization Map
Interactive map of town-owned stream crossings in the towns of Albany Township, Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Otisfield, Raymond, Sebago, Standish, Stoneham, Sweden, and Waterford. This was created as part of Lauren Pickford’s graduate project at Unity College.
Access the interactive map here.
Municipal Stream Crossing Prioritization Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet ranks the stream crossings based on a weighted scoring model of three criteria: flood risk (F), miles (M), and habitat importance (H). These parameters were extrapolated from publicly available data. More information on how to interpret these parameters can be found here. This spreadsheet was created as part of Lauren Pickford’s graduate project at Unity College.
Access the spreadsheet here.
Burgess Brook Dam Removal
On September 14th, 2022, Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) and partner organizations removed remnants of an old stone dam in Burgess Brook that restricted fish passage. Burgess Brook is a tributary of the Crooked River, which has a wild population of brook trout and smelts, and provides nearly all of the spawning habitat for the landlocked salmon in Sebago Lake.
Our clean lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers are unique, making Western Maine one of the last strongholds for native brook trout and landlocked salmon. LEA and partners are working to expand this habitat, reconnect fragmented waterways, and install safer and more resilient stream crossings in collaboration with private landowners and municipalities… Read the full story here