We will start the workshop with a broad overview of what we're trying to accomplish
in the workshop and who the instruction team
is made up of. We will go around and introduce our diverse group of workshop participants and learn what expertise they bring with them to the workshop and what they're hoping to get out of attending. Finally, we will go through the schedule for the course
This introduction will helps us flag up and focus on the primary learning outcomes
for the workshop:
- An appreciation of beaver ecology
and the complex feedbacks between beaver activity, hydrogeomorphic
responses, riparian vegetation and fish ecology;
- Knowledge of past
and ongoing restoration projects using beaver;
- A working
understanding of considerations in restoration designs using beaver;
- An introduction of how to develop dynamic designs utilizing beaver; and
- How to manage public expectations regarding potential restoration
responses involving beaver.
Slides & Handouts
- Andersen DC and Shafroth PB. 2010. Beaver dams, hydrological thresholds, and controlled floods as a management tool in a desert riverine ecosystem, Bill Williams River, Arizona. Ecohydrology. 3(3): 325-338. DOI: 10.1002/eco.113.
- Burchsted D, Daniels M, Thorson R and Vokoun J. 2010. The River Discontinuum: Applying Beaver Modifications to Baseline Conditions for Restoration of Forested Headwaters. Bioscience. 60(11): 908-922. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2010.60.11.7.