Week 1 - Intro + Beaver Biology, Fur-Trapping History, & Dam Building
During the field trip, we stopped off on the mainstem Blacksmith Fork and got a little perspective on valley settings and geomorphic context within which beaver build these dams.
For, some follow up background and context on valley setting you can refer to:
Week 2: Beaver Dam Feedbacks
References that were Discussed:
- Bush, BM and Wissinger, SA, 2016. Invertebrates in Beaver-Created Wetlands and Ponds. 411-449. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24978-0_12. - Susan's former advisor published this very informative chapter on ecological feedbacks of beaver-created wetlands and ponds on invertebrates.
Week 3 - Riverscape Capacity to Support Beaver Dams
Introduction to beaver ASSISTED restoration
This week we will learn how to run BRAT.