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.