Course Description

This symposium is offered for a nominal fee through a partnership with US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, and Portland State University, Environmental Professional Program.

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 stream restoration approaches.

Join us for an intensive 3-day symposium for the recently released, state-of-the-science manual regarding the use of beaver to restore streams. We will walk through the manual and describe its use in stream restoration, including assessment tools for determining how, where, and when to use beaver in stream restoration. 

Instructors include: 

  • Michael M. Pollock, Ph.D., Ecosystems Analyst, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center 
  • Chris Jordan, Ph.D., Mathematical Ecologist, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
  • Janine Castro, Ph.D., Geomorphologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service 
  • Gregory Lewallen, Research Assistant, Portland State University
  • Kent Woodruff, Wildlife Biologist, US Forest Service


Please be aware there is no refund available for this class

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