Beavers and Habitat Restoration Lecture

August 11, 2022 - 3:30 PM
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Hatfield Marine Science Center

A beaver swimming in Horseshoe Lake. /Photo courtesy of Beaver Works Oregon
A beaver swimming in Horseshoe Lake. /Photo courtesy of Beaver Works Oregon

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Suzanne Fouty; Ph.D., Hydrologist/Soils Specialist, retired USDA Forest Service, and Paul Engelmeyer; Portland Audubon Society Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary Manager and Chair of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, to share information about beaver populations and habitat restoration. Their presentation will take place on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 3:30 p.m.

Abstract: "A talk and discussion on how beavers and their dam-building activity increase water availability even during drought, improve stream temperatures and bring new carbon sequestration zones online rapidly to help extract CO2 from the atmosphere. It will also cover some of the challenges that beavers face which are currently limiting their ability to support humans in helping minimize climate change impacts on humans (Clean Water Act issues) and wild communities (salmon recovery)."

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These talks are delivered in a hybrid fashion. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend in person in the auditorium of the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at the HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr). You can also attend online. Register here to attend remotely via Zoom.