Joe will give a general talk to the public on the basics on this unique animal. The talk will cover beaver impacts on their environment, and research on beaver-assisted habitat restoration. See here for more information.
Beaver – Nuisance or Restoration Partner?
Wednesday, May 29, 6:00PM
RSVP requested, but not required. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 435-649-1767.
On February 20th, Joe will deliver the Wildland Resources seminar
. He will give a talk on 'Cheap and Cheerful Stream Restoration...Employing Rodents?', where he will focus on work he, Nick Bouwes, Michael Pollock, Chris Jordan, Steve Bennett and others have been pushing on restoring streams with low-cost, process-based restoration strategies for restoring streams. In particular, he will focus on their work in Bridge Creek where beaver have been the main agent of change and dynamism.
and his lab hosted Joe for their seminar series in October to give a talk on 'Cheap and Cheerful Stream Restoration and Monitoring'. Special thanks to Andrew and his lab (particularly Sharon Bywater-Reyes
) for making it such an enjoyable trip and showing off some of the local field sites on the Clarks Fork and Bitterroot Rivers.
- Wheaton JM. 2012 (Invited Seminar). Cheap and Cheerful Stream Restoration and Monitoring, University of Montana Department of Geosciences Colloquium: Missoula, Montana.
Joe & colleagues Nick Bouwes, Chris Jordan and Michael Pollock will be leading a 'Partnering with Beaver in Restoration
' short course for the 13th Annual River Restoration Northwest Symposium
in Washington this February. On Tuesday, a symposium session chaired by Will Conley titled 'Strategic Restoration of Incised Streams with Beavers
' will be made up of the following presentations from our team:
- Modeling the Capacity of Riverscapes to Support Dam-Building Beaver: Implication for Restoration and Conservation Strategies - William Macfarlane and Joseph Wheaton
- Adaptively Managing Watershed-scale Stream Habitat Restoration Experiments: A Case Study of Beaver Assisted Floodplain Reconnection in Bridge Creek (John Day River, OR) - Chris Jordan, J. Wheaton, N. Bouwes, C. Volk, N. Weber and M. Pollock
- Restoring Stream and Riparian Processes Using Beaver Dams and Beaver Dam Analogues - Michael Pollock, N. Bouwes, C. Volk, N. Weber, J. Wheaton and C. Jordan
- Can Beaver Dams Aggrade Incised Streams to the Point of Floodplain Reconnection and Recovery - Joseph Wheaton, F. Consolati, N. Bouwes, M. Pollock, C. Volk and C. Jordan
- The Ecological Impacts of Stream Restoration: Providing Structures to Assist Beavers to Aggrade an Incised Channel to Benefit Endangered Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - Nick Bouwes, N. Weber, C. Jordan, J. Wheaton, C. Volk and M. Pollock
We still have a few spots left in our 'Partnering with Beaver in Restoration Design
' workshop, which runs in Logan from October 22-24. USU graduate students can take it for 1 credit (Fall semester CRN 44127), while professionals can receive continuing education credit. The instruction team
includes Joe Wheaton, Nick Bouwes, Chris Jordan and John Stella with contributions from Mary O'Brien, Nate Houghsnee, Wally MacFarlane, Ryan Lokteff, and Florie Consolati. See here
for information on how to register.
Current registered participants include folks from non-profits (e.g. Bonneville Environmental Foundation
, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
, Colorado Watershed Assembly
), tribes (e.g. Coeur d'Alene Tribe
, Klamath Tribes
), federal agencies (e.g. USFS
), state agencies (e.g. Utah DWR
), consulting firms and USU.