Salmon leaping at Willamette Falls | FlickrCC In celebration of the upcoming World Fish Migration Day, here are 10 fun facts about migratory fish! When most people think of migratory fish, they think of salmon and other anadromous species that are born… Read more »
Amy works to develop and manage river restoration projects in New England, with an emphasis on the Connecticut River Watershed. She works closely with The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut River Program to provide technical assistance throughout the watershed to advance river restoration.
Amy joined American Rivers in 2009. Amy has previously worked for the Massachusetts Riverways Program where she worked as a project manager and outreach coordinator, providing outreach and trainings to communities statewide to promote river protection and implementation of restoration projects. Amy has also worked for The Nature Conservancy on stream crossing assessment and prioritization in New England.
B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Rochester; M.S. Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin, MadisonSaco River
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Freshwater Mussels | Arkive.org Migratory fish and freshwater mussels have more in common than you might think. Each have unique life cycles and depend on clean, free flowing water to thrive. Migratory fish spend time both in freshwater streams and in… Read more »
While most people ignore the tiny stream under the bridge they’re driving across, river scientists and road managers think a lot about these structures. When we are working to restore our rivers we are always talking about bringing together partners and increasingly those partnerships are broadening, particularly when we think about the nexus of roads and rivers.
Union Dam, Patapsco River, MD Earlier this year, American Rivers was excited to release our map of over 1,150 dam removals and counting from across the United States. The interactive map provides both a tool for river advocates and a lens through which… Read more »
Plymco Dam | AmySingler We have written about the exciting restoration of Town Brook in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The project is taking its next steps this month as we commence the removal of the next dam upstream, the Plymco Dam. This is the farthest u… Read more »
Veazie Dam Breach | Cheryl Daigle, Penobscot River Restoration Trust We are often asked how long it takes to remove a dam. The answer is: it depends on the project. Project complexity, cost, and the regulatory environment all can play a role in the dur… Read more »
Adult Sea Lamprey | USFWS World Fish Migration Day is coming up on Saturday (5/24)! Are you ready? If not, maybe these writings on lamprey will help you along. First, we have a poem by one of American Rivers’ partners, Tim Watts, about Cohannet…. Read more »
Osprey Catches Alewife, Damariscotta Mills, Maine | Keith Carver For many of us it never gets old to see a river flowing free after a restoration, new plants growing in the restored area, and fish and wildlife returning to the reopened habitat. However… Read more »
Restored impoundment at Off-Billington Street is waiting for the growing season to green up | Amy Singler The river herring are running in coastal New England and it’s a great time to be celebrating another dam removal on Town Brook in Plymouth, Massac… Read more »
Townbrook Fall | Amy Singler Most of us know the story of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Like many children growing up in Massachusetts, I visited Plimoth Plantation with my elementary school. But on those trips to Plymouth, we never… Read more »