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Activities covered in this guide are meant to supplement the information in the Chapter 25 rule. In case of discrepancies the rule shall always govern.

Activities in this guide cover the addition of wood to increase the amount of pools, habitat complexity, and cover available to fish. Specifically the treatments covered in this guide:

  • Rely on the size of wood for stability;
  • Exclude artificial anchoring such as cabling;
  • Mimic patterns of large wood that occur from natural riparian processes over time;
  • Do not rely on constructed habitat structures;
  • Will be conducted in coordination with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and/or Maine Department of Marine Resources and
  • Are consistent with MFS Rule Chapter 25.



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