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Fish Habitat as Storm Buffers

Restoring Fish Habitats and Strengthening Resilience to Storms

Orland is a small town in eastern Maine, located at the confluence of the Orland and Penobscot Rivers near the head of Penobscot Bay. Like many New England towns, Orland finds itself confronting aging infrastructure left over from an industrial past: a dam across the Orland River at head of tide, once associated with the nineteenth-century lumber business and twentieth-century pulp and paper manufacturing. Today, the industries are gone but the dam remains, causing several problems.

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