Native Fish Coalition

SOMERSET COUNTY - Maine Heritage Brook Trout Lakes & Ponds Sign Project

The Maine chapter of Native Fish Coalition (NFC) has collaborated with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) and the Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine (SAM) to develop an informational sign to be posted on legally designated “State Heritage Fish” waters throughout Maine.  The number of Heritage waters is currently 578 and growing. The objective of this project is to educate the public as to the existence of native, self-sustaining brook trout populations and the laws in place to protect them. 

Maine is now considered the last great stronghold of native brook trout in the contiguous United States, containing over 90% of the remaining intact lake and pond-dwelling brook trout populations in the country.

The introduction of invasive fish species is arguably the largest threat to native brook trout populations.  This project aims to protect ecologically, economically, and culturally important populations by preventing the introduction of invasive fish species which often become established through the use of live fish as bait.

YOU CAN HELP 

Help the Maine chapter of Native Fish Coalition place these important informational signs at Maine's 578 and counting State Heritage Fish lakes and ponds. 

There are three ways you can help:

Adopt a Pond:  For a donation of $20 per sign you can personally put up the sign(s) at your favorite State Heritage Fish lake or pond.  Depending on access, waters will have between 1 and 5 signs.  Write your name on the back of a sign, secure it as directed, take a selfie and send it in for inclusion in our online project photo gallery.  You will also be added to the list of project sponsors on our website.  Your donation will help pay for your sign(s) and one other per.  Email us at [email protected] to learn more or sign up for pond(s) from the list below.

Adopt a Sign:  For a donation of $20 you can have your name written on the back of a sign and be added to the list of project sponsors on our website.  Your sign will be put up at a lake or pond by one of our volunteers.  Your donation will help pay for roughly two signs.  Click here to donate.

Purchase a Sign:  For a donation of $50 you can have your own Maine State Heritage Fish brook trout sign.  A great addition addition to your camp, cabin, cottage, fly tying room, office, (wo)man cave or business, your donation will help pay for roughly four signs in the field.  Click here to donate. 

 

Created by:   Native Fish Coalition Maine Chapter
 
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Alder Pond 2504

ALDER BROOK TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Ironbound Pond 2510

ALDER BROOK TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Little Fish Pond 2512

ALDER BROOK TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Round Pond 2670

APPLETON TWP

 

unnamed pond 9746

ATTEAN TWP

 

unnamed pond 8934

ATTEAN TWP

 

Jones Pond 2486

BALD MOUNTAIN TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

unnamed pond 7112

BALD MOUNTAIN TWP T2 R3

 

Morse Pond 0186

BINGHAM

 

Cape Horn Pond 2568

BLAKE GORE

 
ON HOLD

Baker Pond 0242

CARATUNK

 

Decker Pond #1 0232

CARATUNK

 

Decker Pond #2 0230

CARATUNK

 

Heald Pond (Big) 0234

CARATUNK

 

Moores Bog 0212

CARATUNK

 

Robinson Pond 0220

CARATUNK

 

East Carry Pond 0044

CARRYING PLACE TOWN TWP

 

Middle Carry Pond 0046

CARRYING PLACE TOWN TWP

 

Otter Pond 7344

CARRYING PLACE TOWN TWP

 

West Carry Pond 0048

CARRYING PLACE TOWN TWP

 

Chase Stream Pond 4093

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Ellis Pond 4086

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Flatiron Pond 4089

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Horseshoe Pond 4082

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Island Pond 4094

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Long Pond 5794

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Mud Pond 4084

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Round Pond 4092

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Ten Thousand Acre Pond 4088

CHASE STREAM TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Foley Pond 2488

COMSTOCK TWP

 

Lane Pond 2490

COMSTOCK TWP

 

unnamed pond 7115

COMSTOCK TWP

 

unnamed pond 8416

COMSTOCK TWP

 

Huston Brook Pond 7304

DEAD RIVER TWP

 

Gander Pond 2628

DENNISTOWN

 
ASSIGNED
1

Dole Pond 2454

DOLE BROOK TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Long Pond 9861

DOLE BROOK TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Penobscot Lake 0339

DOLE BROOK TWP

 
ASSIGNED
2

Horseshoe Pond 4102

EAST MOXIE TWP

 

Little Moxie Pond 0316

EAST MOXIE TWP

 

Little Turner Pond 2640

FORSYTH TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Turner Pond 2642

FORSYTH TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Cheney Pond 2494

HAMMOND TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Dority Pond 2496

HAMMOND TWP

 
Kerry Hegarty
1

Hutch Pond 2498

HAMMOND TWP

 

Barrett Pond 2658

HOLEB TWP

 
REFUSED
1

Little Fish Pond 2666

HOLEB TWP

 
ON HOLD

Unnamed pond 8942

HOLEB TWP

 

Big Berry Pond 2550

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TWP

 
REFUSED
3

Durgin Pond 9855

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TWP

 
REFUSED
2

Little Berry Pond 2554

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TWP

 
REFUSED
2

Little Wilson Hill Pd 0162

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TWP

 
REFUSED
1

Lone Jack Pond 2556

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TWP

 
REFUSED
2

Markham Pond 0158

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Mountain Pond #2 0160

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TWP

 

Snake Pond 2548

JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TWP

 
REFUSED
2

Butler Pond 5132

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

Deer Pond 5128

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

Everett Pond 5134

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

Felker Pond 5120

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

King and Bartlett Lake 5136

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

Little King Lake 5138

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

Long Pond 5124

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

Lost Pond 5116

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

Spectacle Pond 5122

KING & BARTLETT TWP

 
ON HOLD
1

Butler Pond 0056

LEXINGTON TWP

 
REFUSED
1

Fogg Pond 2534

LONG POND TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Lower Enchanted Pond 0142

LOWER ENCHANGED TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Stony Brook Pond 0138

LOWER ENCHANGED TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Baker Flowage 0272

MAYFIELD TWP

 

Cold Stream Pond 2538

MISERY TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Misery Pond 5800

MISERY TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Upper Misery Pond 5802

MISERY TWP

 
COMPLETED
1

Heald Pond 2520

MOOSE RIVER

 
ASSIGNED
1

Lang Pond 2542

PARLIN POND TWP

 
REFUSED
3

Little Lang Pond 2543

PARLIN POND TWP

 
REFUSED
1

Dixon Pond 9911

PIERCE POND TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Fish Pond 0096

PIERCE POND TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

Grass Pond 0104

PIERCE POND TWP

 
ASSIGNED
2

Helen Pond 0094

PIERCE POND TWP

 
ASSIGNED
1

High Pond 0092

PIERCE POND TWP