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PROJECT RESEARCH AND OUTCOMES

There are four main components of the Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration project:

Symposiums, Webinars, and Workshops

Educate Albertans on beaver ecology, the benefits they provide us and the ecosystem, and how to mitigate conflict with beavers. These events are provided to a variety of groups including: landowners, land managers, and policy makers. If you are interested in participating in a workshop or webinar please contact us.
Videos, Factsheets, and more!

Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Symposium - October 23-24, 2019 - Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta

The 2019 Symposium spanned two days: the first being a symposium presentation day with panel discussions; and the second being a field trip day of coexistence tools installed in Calgary and surrounding area. The symposium presentation agenda included environmental non-governmental organizations, academia, urban and rural Municipalities, wildlife management personnel, and authors. The event was attended by over 60 people representing a variety of groups. Panel discussions provided an opportunity for facilitated question and answer periods, both with predetermined questions and with audience question and answer. The presentations from the symposium are available by clicking on the images below (in order according to the agenda).


Agenda




Frances Backhouse



Glynnis A. Hood



Sarah Bates



Norine Ambrose



Trevor Cameon



Jen Vanderhoof



Alexa Whipple



Adrian Nelson




Tour - Foothills County Beaver Mitigation Projects, Reeve Suzanne Oel




Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Symposium – December 7, 2017, Cochrane, Alberta

The Symposium consisted of presentations from environmental non-governmental organizations, academia, Alberta Environment and Parks, urban and rural Municipalities, Animal Damage Control, landowners, and consultants. The event was attended by over 60 people representing a variety of groups. Panel discussions provided an opportunity for facilitated question and answer periods, both with predetermined questions and with audience question and answer. The presentations from the symposium are available by clicking on the images below (in order according to the agenda).


Lorne Fitch



Norine Ambrose



Dr. Glynnis Hood



Dr. Cherie Westbrook



Holly Kinas



Dr.Joseph Wheaton



Dave Stepnisky



Bill Abercrombie



Pierre Bolduc



Greg Shyba



Rob Gardner Part 1



Rob Gardner Part 2



Beavers in Healthy Watersheds

This video is a webinar presented by Norine Ambrose of Cows and Fish to Alberta Environment and Parks staff including those involved with the Watershed resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP), and approvals department. The webinar addresses understanding beavers' role as an ecosystem engineer and why/how we can coexist with them.




Hands-on Coexistence Tools Workshop

Albertans will learn how to install devices to mitigate impacts beavers have on the landscape. Devices could include pond levellers, culvert protectors, and tree wrapping.
Videos, Factsheets, and more!

Beaver Exclusion Fencing Installation - Training Session



Beaver Pond Leveller Installation - Training Session



Beaver Coexistence Tools Factsheet



Beaver Coexistence Workshiop Video



Coexisting with Beavers Part 1: Municipal District of Foothills



Coexisting with Beavers Part 2: Tofield




Alberta Beaver Survey

Conduct social science research to evaluate Albertans' knowledge and perceptions about beavers, their habitat, and their management. This research will inform the creation of awareness materials.
Videos, Factsheets, and more!

Alberta Beaver Survey Comprehensive Data report



Alberta Beaver Survey Top 5 Findings



Perceptions About Beavers




Awareness Materials

Creation of awareness materials to inform and encourage increased coexistence and acceptance of beavers from land owners, land managers, and policy makers.
Videos, Factsheets, and more!

Beaver and Fish Factsheet


Beaver and Fish Fact Sheet Reference List

Beaver Coexistence Tools Factsheet



Alberta Beaver Survey Top 5 Findings