Partnering with Beaver to Restore Streams and Wetland in Colorado
“Hi, I’m Mark Beardsley from EcoMetrics in Colorado. I’m a restoration practitioner and a proud member of the Beaver Institute’s BeaverCorps program. In the Colorado Rocky Mountains where I live, we have thousands of miles of degraded streams. Healthy stream-wetland complexes are critical habitat on which most of our fish and wildlife species depend, and they are essential for watershed function.Read More
BeaverCorps Spotlight: Art Garcia & Garrett Krug, Ecotone, Inc.
Garrett Krug and Art Garcia work for Ecotone, Inc., an ecological restoration company in Maryland. Hear from Garrett as he describes their experience completing their first flow device installation!Read More
Why Give a DAMn? – Stream Restoration
Why Give a DAMn? There are many reasons beavers we need beavers. Reason #1: Stream Restoration. In the absence of beaver dams, erosion degrades streams and watersheds resulting in poorer water quality, quantity, and loss of biodiversity. Streams with beaver dams actually recover from the destructive effects of erosion and healthy watersheds can be restored.Read More
How To Protect Roads AND Beavers
To a beaver, a culvert pipe through a roadbed looks like a hole in a dam. So beavers damming road culverts is the most common human-beaver flooding conflict we see. Fortunately though, most road culverts can be protected from beaver damming without the need to kill the beavers.Read More