The focus of Project SHARE’s restoration program is to restore natural stream processes and enhance existing Atlantic salmon habitat.  We do this through two basic types of projects:

Connectivity: Reconnecting fragmented habitat is extremely important to migratory fish species.  These projects involve replacing under-sized, or improperly installed, culverts with open-bottomed structures and removing structures that limit or exclude migration of fish.  These migratory barriers include remnant log-drive dams and water-deflecting wing dams that often block remnant side channels. 

Habitat Enhancement:  Due to decades of log-drives and past land-use practices, river and stream habitat in Maine is degraded.  To restore degraded habitat SHARE works with partners to re-introduce complexity into rivers and streams.  Much of the work that we are currently doing is reintroducing large wood into wetted channels.