Building on the momentum of beaver coexistence and feedback from our first symposium in 2017, the “Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration” collaborative is excited to announce we will be hosting our second beaver symposium on October 23-24, 2019.
October 23 (DAY) – Symposium presentations, Ross Glen Hall, Mount Royal University
October 23 (EVENING) – The Beaver Believers film screening, Ross Glen Hall, Mount Royal University
October 24 (TOUR) – Coexistence tools demonstration sites tour, Calgary and surrounding region
The on-going work of the collaborative has focused on generating awareness about the role of beavers as ecosystem engineers and promoting coexistence through the demonstration and implementation of various coexistence tools. Through this work we are continually identifying the need to bring stakeholders together to reflect on and highlight some of the great work that has been on-going within the field of beaver coexistence in Alberta and abroad. There are a variety of groups, ranging from municipalities to environmental non-government organizations to land owners and researchers, who are doing important work to advance the use of beavers to realize watershed health. These efforts will be highlighted and celebrated at the second ‘Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Symposium’ in an effort to pass on knowledge of lessons learned and new research to those working to see beavers and humans mutually benefit from coexistence.