Beaver Wetland Habitat Survey Training

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This summer, Bark will be conducting wetland habitat surveys in the Clackamas District of Mt. Hood National Forest, with the long-term goal of restoring these ecosystems and increasing their resiliency to climate change. These surveys will help us identify components of high-quality beaver habitat and to locate areas that need beavers the most. Bark's field-work will provide the Forest Service with information that they need to restore wetlands in Mt. Hood National Forest.

Beavers and wetland habitats play critical roles in fostering biodiversity and providing direct benefits to fish, wildlife, and people. Beaver dams create wetlands that help decrease the impacts of floods, recharge drinking water aquifers, protect watersheds from drought, decrease erosion, remove toxic pollutants, create habitat for threatened salmon, and so much more.

Sadly, beavers on this continent have struggled due to population devastation and habitat loss. By slaughtering millions of beavers, European trappers and settlers impoverished ecosystems in the Cascade Mountains to such an extent from which they have not yet recovered. With Mt. Hood National Forest as the source of domestic water for more than one million people in Oregon, and climate change an urgent reality, now is the time to energize beaver recovery in Mt. Hood National Forest!

You must register in advance for this training.

This training is intended for people interested in becoming actively engaged in this type of in-the-forest work with Bark and requires no previous experience.

This training will cover the following:

  • An overview of Bark's beaver and wetland restoration project;
  • An introduction to wetland ecology, classification, and identifying wetlands in the field;
  • Bark's beaver survey scorecard

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event is part of Bark's free Rad◦i◦cle Training Program,which empowers individuals to learn valuable skills in forest ecology, public lands advocacy, and community organizing. Follow the link to learn more about Rad◦i◦cle.

Register here!

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