Herring River Restoration Project- Strategic Analysis for Project Implementation and Planning
Friends of Herring River - Wellfleet, MA
Poised at a critical juncture in the Herring River Estuary Restoration Project, Friends of Herring River engaged Source to Sea to assess its readiness for the next and critical project phase – implementation. Their objective was to ensure that necessary resources – organizational systems, finances, staff, communications, and outreach – were in place to succeed. Source to Sea assessed existing operational structure, resource while considering an array of challenges and opportunities to navigate. Making use of the experience, knowledge and vision of FHR staff, board members, volunteers, and partners we provided an outside, objective perspective and independent assessment to develop a well-coordinated strategic implementation plan.
St. Croix River - Sea-Run Fish Restoration Planning
Penobscot Nation, Passamaquoddy Tribe, USFWS
Parties including the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Penobscot Indian Nation, Schoodic Riverkeepers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been considering options for restoring sea-run fish to the St. Croix River System. Source to Sea was hired to offer strategic advice and provide a comprehensive assessment of resources. Working closely with partners/cooperators and through a series of information gathering meetings/discussion, we assessed and identified potential mechanisms and structures to achieve restoration goals.
Sheepscot River - Fish Passage Project Permitting
Atlantic Salmon Federation - Whitefield, ME
Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) hired Source to Sea Consulting to assist with the
permitting of two fish passage improvement projects on the Sheepscot River, Maine. Through a series of coordinated site visits and scoping meetings we developed a framework for obtaining the necessary state and federal permits and related activities, such as follow-on studies and analysis, consultation meetings, and agency information requests. Source to Sea compiled application materials, consulted with agency representatives, and coordinated with design engineer and other technical consultants to provide a comprehensive package of required information. Permitting application included a Maine Natural Resource Protection Act permit, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers individual permit, National Historic Preservation Act Sec 106 consultation, and Endangered Species Act Sec 7 consultation.
Howland Fish Bypass - Technical Assistance
Atlantic Salmon Federation - Howland, ME
Source to Sea is on-call to assist with various tasks associated with fine-tuning the Howland Fish Bypass and integrating site elements into community plans. Source to Sea will continue to offer Project Partners and the town of Howland with valuable insight and perspective to help maximize community and restoration outcomes at this unique site.