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Another Beaver Webinar! This one for ASWM

posted Jul 4, 2015, 2:13 PM by Joe Wheaton   [ updated Jul 8, 2015, 3:36 PM ]
Using Beaver as a Wetland Restoration Tool: Restoration Lessons Learned and an Introduction to the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool

The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) will host this webinar on July 29, 2015, at 3:00 PM EST

Webinar Description:  This webinar will introduce the topic of using beaver to assist in wetland restoration.  The webinar will serve a national webinar, but focus on examples in the arid western states.  The presentation will cover the historical role of beaver in maintaining water resources, how the loss of beaver has affect these resources and how their reintroduction can provide a range of ecosystem services, including the restoration of wetlands and their associated benefits.  However, the introduction of beaver has been found be complicated in many locations and for many reasons.  The second half of the 
presentation will share about the importance of careful site selection and the Beaver Restoration  Assessment Tool (BRAT), a tool developed at Utah State University to assess potential locations for beaver reintroduction using science-based siting variables.  

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