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Midwest Beaver Summit

REGISTER HERE: https://midwest_beaver_summit.eventbrite.com

Co-hosted by: The Superior Bio-Conservancy, the Illinois Beaver Alliance, American Rivers, Heartland Rewilding, Friends of the Chicago River, Native Range Ecological, LLC, The Beaver Institute, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, and Midwest Beaver Management

Sponsored by: Openlands, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, and the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration


Day 1: Wednesday, September 13
11-11:10 a.m.
Introduction, outline the goals of the day

11:15-11:55 a.m.
Session 1 - The Adaptable Beaver and Ecological Amnesia, Ben Goldfarb, author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter; and Leila Philip, author of Beaverland. A moderated discussion with two authors who have a high-level view of beaver advocacy in the context of social and natural history.

12-12:40 p.m.
Session 2 - Beavers’ Ecosystem Services, ​Emily Fairfax, Assistant Professor of Physical Geography, University of Minnesota Twin Cities 

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12:45-1:25 p.m.
Session 3 - Floodplain Reconnection and Examples of American Rivers’ Process-Based River Restoration Projects, Olivia Dorothy, Director, River Restoration, American Rivers
 
1:25-1:30 p.m.
Wrap up and thank our speakers, attendees, and co-hosts
 
Day 2: Wednesday, September 20
11-11:10 a.m.
Introduction, outline the goals of the day

 

11:15-11:55 a.m.
Session 4 - Beavers and the Creation of Habitat and Biodiversity, Steve Windels, Wildlife Biologist, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

 

12-12:40 p.m.
Session 5 - Working with Beaver to Restore Trout and Salmon Habitat in the Context of a Changing Climate, Michael Pollock, Research Fish Biologist, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

12:45-1:25 p.m.
Session 6 - Managing Beaver Conflicts Nonlethally, Mike Callahan, Founder/President, The Beaver Institute; and Loren Taylor, BeaverCorps Program Director, The Beaver Institute

1:25-1:30 p.m.
 

Wrap up and thank our speakers, attendees, and co-hosts


Questions? Email midwestbeaversummit@gmail.com

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