DER is eager to provide technical assistance to dam owners and others interested in river and stream restoration. To learn more about restoring rivers through dam removal, contact Beth Lambert, Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-626-1526.
These resources will help you get started:
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Dam Removal and the Wetlands Regulations file size 1MB
Stream Barrier Removal Monitoring Guide - presents a standardized framework for monitoring the ecological changes that occur when dams, culverts, and other stream barriers are removed.
American Rivers’ video Restoring Americas Rivers includes an excellent section on a dam removal project in New Hampshire seen through the eyes of the dam owner, the abutters, and environmental officials.