Reed College Canyon

Underwater Wildlife Camera

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Following many years committed to vegetation control and stream rehabilitation, there have been sightings of larger migratory fish species in and below the fish ladder system in the Reed Canyon. Unable to document populations or passage due to their irregular presence, the need for an underwater motion sensitive data recorder became a necessity to accurately monitor wildlife migration from the lower creek system to the upper rearing portion of Reed Lake.

With a generous gift from Michael Herz, a long-time protector of endangered Atlantic salmon in the rivers of Maine, the proposed wildlife camera was installed February 2010. This camera monitoring system will complement the ongoing restoration efforts, and allow the college to accurately define the migration periods for individual species, their population numbers, and the duration of their stay in the canyon.

View highlight footage from February and March, 2010, view previous sightings above ground, or read about other salmon sightings.