Penobscot River Restoration Project reaches the finish line (Mainebiz)

For the first time since the 1800s, nearly 1,000 miles of habitat along Maine’s Penobscot River are accessible to Atlantic salmon and 10 other fish species that spend part of their lives at sea but return to fresh water for spawning. The final step making that possible — a natural fish bypass that's 1,050 feet long and approximately 200 feet wide at the Howland Dam— was officially dedicated in June, marking the completion of the 16-year Penobscot River Restoration Project. Mainebiz reporter James McCarthy talks to Kleinschmidt Vice President of Ecological Services Alan Haberstock about the company’s involvement in Penobscot River Restoration Trust’s historic river restoration.