Primary Learning Outcomes

These workshops are intended for resource managers, restoration practitioners, researchers and others interested in the use of beaver for restoring rivers and/or streams. Participants  will come away with:
  1. Beaver Dam Schwabacher Landing Grand Teton National Park
    Beaver Dam at Schwabacher Landing Grand Teton National Park.

    An appreciation of beaver ecology and the complex feedbacks between beaver activity, hydrogeomorphic responses, riparian vegetation and fish ecology; 
  2. Knowledge of past and ongoing restoration projects using beaver;
  3. A working understanding of considerations in restoration designs using beaver; and
  4. How to manage public expectations regarding potential restoration responses involving beaver.
Additionally, participants of the 3-day workshop will come away with an introduction of how to develop dynamic designs utilizing beaver.
The Logan workshops will include field trips to a number of active local beaver colonies, hands-on design exercises, and some interactive lectures and discussions.