Webinar #4: Addressing Common Barriers and Objections to Beaver Restoration Work
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Eastern
- Wally MacFarlane, Utah State University
- Justin Jimenez, Bureau of Land Management
The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have collaborated to develop a series of webinars introducing the topic of restoration of aquatic ecosystems through the reintroduction of beavers, the use of beaver dam analogues (BDAs) or restoration designed to attract beavers to an area to contribute to changing hydrology and restoring ecosystem services. This webinar series has been planned by a national workgroup of beaver restoration experts and webinars are presented by expert practitioners, managers and researchers working in the field. The webinar series will provide four webinars in 2020 and an additional two webinars in 2021, covering the basics of beaver restoration and continuing through implementation challenges and ways to encourage beaver restoration projects.