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Using Beaver to Restore Streams
April 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Michael M. Pollock, Ph.D, Ecosystems Analyst, NOAA Fisheries, NWF Science Center
Chris E. Jordan, PhD., Mathematical Ecologist, NOAA Fisheries, NWF Science Center
Janine Castro, Ph.D., Fluvial Geomorphologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service & NOAA Fisheries
Gregory Lewallen, Graduate Student, Portland State University
Using beaver to restore streams is rapidly gaining acceptance as a cost-effective technique to improve aquatic habitat, especially for salmonids. Regulatory and institutional obstacles are being reduced or removed as scientific advances continue to demonstrate that beaver can restore stream habitat far more effectively, and at a much lower cost, than many traditional steam restoration approaches.
Join us for an intensive 1 day workshop symposium for the beta release of a state-of-the-science manual regarding the use of beaver to restore streams. Workshops will be interactive with the audience as we walk through the manual and describe its use to facilitate the restoration of streams. We will provide assessment tools for determining how, where, and when to use beaver in stream restoration. Also included will be a discussion of the regulatory process and how to maximize the probability of successfully obtaining permits.
These workshops will be offered for a nominal fee through a partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, and Portland State University, Environmental Professional Program.
Fee includes: All instruction and program facilitation, morning coffee/tea, lunch, and a certificate of completion.
This course meets one Elective requirement for the PSU River Restoration Professional Certificate.
Available Professional Credit: .8 CEU, 8 PDH.