GRTU Resources for Maine Stream Crossings

Stream-Smart Road Crossing Resources

Maine Audubon Stream-Smart http://maineaudubon.org/wildlife-habitat/stream-smart/

Maine Audubon Stream-Smart Workshop Documents: https://sites.google.com/a/maineaudubon.org/stream-smart-road-crossing-workshops/

Maine Stream Habitat Viewer http://mapserver.maine.gov/streamviewer/streamdocHome.html

Assessment & Design Tools & Documents Available on the Internet

Maine Department of Transportation Fish Passage Policy and Design Guide - www.maine.gov/mdot/env/envdocs.htm

Maine Department of Transportation, Environmental Office Waterway and Wildlife Crossing Policy and Design Guide 3rd edition, July 2008 - www.maine.gov/mdot/env/envdocs.htm

Maine Forest Service Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting Maine's Water Quality - http://www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/pubs/bmp_manual.htm

Maine Road-Stream Crossing Survey Manual 2008 - www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/fpm/water/docs/stream_crossing_2008/MaineRoad-StreamCrossingSurveyManual2008.pdf

Maine Stream Crossing Inventory - www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/fpm/water/stream_crossing.html

Knox/Lincoln Counties Soil & Water Conservation http://www.knox-lincoln.org/links/

Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment Stream Barrier Removal Monitoring (A standardized framework for monitoring the ecological changes that occur when dams, culverts, and other stream barriers are removed.) - http://www.gulfofmaine.org/streambarrierremoval/

Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Practice Standard 396, Fish Passage - http://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/references/public/ME/MEcode396.pdf

Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Practice Standard 578, Stream Crossing - http://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/references/public/ME/dcode578.pdf

US Forest Service FishXing (Free software is intended to assist engineers, hydrologists, and fish biologists in the evaluation and design of culverts for fish passage) – www.stream.fs.fed.us/fishxing/

US Forest Service Stream Simulation Design (An Ecological Approach to Providing Pas- sage for Aquatic Organisms at Road-Stream Crossings) - www.stream.fs.fed.us/fishxing/aop_pdfs.html

USDOT\FHWA Design for Fish Passage at Roadway-Stream Crossings - www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/pubs/07033/

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Federal Stream Corridor Restoration Handbook (NEH-653) www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/technical/alphabetical/water/wqtechnical/?&cid=stelprdb1043244


Legal Requirement Resources

Maine Department of Environmental Protection Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA) Permit by Rule Standards Chapter 305 - www.maine.gov/dep/land/nrpa/

Maine Land Use Regulation Commission rules Chapter 10 Roads and Water Crossings 10.27 D page 234 - www.maine.gov/doc/lurc/reference/rulechapters/Chapter10_Complete_effective08102011.pdf

US Army Corps of Engineers New England District website - www.nae.usace.army.mil/regulatory

US Army Corps of Engineers Maine General Permit  www.nae.usace.army.mil/Regulatory/SGP/ME_GP.pdf

US Fish & Wildlife Service “Habitat Conservation Plans Under the Endangered Species Act” - http://www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/hcp.pdf

US Fish & Wildlife Service “Consultations with Federal Agencies: Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act” http://www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/consultations.pdf