Atlantic salmon were once abundant in local waters. Colonial-era reports share stories of horses refusing to cross salmon-clogged streams and of soldiers harvesting the spawning fish with pitchforks. But by the mid-1800s, the fish were gone, victims of dams that blocked access to spawning areas, habitat destruction, and other human pressures...read more about Atlantic Salmon recovery here.
Good news story: Atlantic Salmon spawning in Lake Champlain tribs.
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