This workshop will focus on the importance of beavers in the Rocky Mountain Region and how their ecology can guide wetland and riparian restoration practices. We have organized a group of experts to share information on beaver biology, ecology, and restoration. Topics include wetland and riparian restoration from the landscape scale to individual reaches and ponds. Flow devices, non-lethal management devices, and BDAs (Beaver Dam Analog) will be illustrated and discussed. A panel discussion will follow immediately to give attendees opportunity to ask questions and discuss concepts and ideas in more detail.
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7:55 – 8:15am
Welcome, Chapter Update Report
8:15 – 9:00am
Torrey Ritter “The Basics of Beaver Biology and Ecological Impacts”
9:00 – 9:30am
Dr. Rory Cowie “Living with Beaver: Ways to Manage the Human-Beaver Interface in Mountain Watersheds”
9:30 – 9:45am
Mark Beardsley “Restoring Beaver-Mediated Wetlands: Concepts and Techniques”
10:05 – 10:25am
Jessica Doran “A Landscape Approach to Beaver Restoration”
10:25 – 10:30am
10:30 – 11:15am
Dr. Ellen Wohl “River Corridor Response to Beaver Restoration Activities”
11:15 – 11:20am
11:20 – 12:00pm
Panel Discussion (hold all questions and answers until this, use chat box for questions)
SWS Members Regular and Student - Free
Non-SWS Members Regular - $30
Non-SWS Members Student - $10
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