Impacts of current and future large dams on the geographic range connectivity of freshwater fish worldwide (Academic Research)

“Freshwater fish are highly threatened by dams that disrupt the longitudinal connectivity of rivers and may consequently impede fish movements to feeding and spawning grounds. In a comprehensive global analysis covering∼10,000 freshwater fish species and∼40,000 existing large dams we identified the most disconnected geographical ranges for species in the United States, Europe, South Africa, India,…

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History’s industrial strategy haunts us today (Article)

“First came 50 years of progress. Then came 50 years of dead fish, stagnant water, methylmercury poisoning, silt buildup and dams collapsing.”   Allan Bonner reacts to the recent announcement that the Campbell Creek Dam in Fredericton will be removed, looking at why the dam was built, why it remained derelict for so long, and…

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Is dam removal the wave of the future? (Article)

“Research suggests it makes more ecological and economic sense to dismantle dams than to restore or maintain them.”   Allan Bonner explores the impact on nearby residents of dams, including the unequal distribution of costs and benefits where the beneficiaries are far away while nearby residents pay the price — and whether we might be…

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Dam dynamics often fail fish (article)

It seems strange how little we know about fish, their habits and whether the help we’re trying to give them is actually helpful. Allan Bonner explores how we attempt to counteract disruptions to fish migrations caused by dams and other human activity with fishways and other measures. He also discusses how our efforts may not…

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Office Closure for July 6th, 2020

With the recent passing of a young man in our community our offices will be closed today out of respect for him and his family and friends. He will be forever missed in the community, His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers as they morn the loss of this young man. Woliwon ❤️

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