Category Archives: Conservation

Beaver Tales Art Exhibit Makes Final Stop in Beaverton

To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of Oregon, The Wetlands Conservancy and The City of Beaverton Arts Program have partnered to host the final showing of the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale at Beaverton City Hall. The exhibit and sale will be on display November 3, 2017, through January 2, 2018,

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A Week of Harney Basin Field Work

The hot temperatures and thick cloud of mosquitoes the night before our week long Silvies River wet meadow vegetation surveys had us thinking and rethinking our field gear and strategy options all night long. The soft reds and yellows of the sunrise and calls of the common nighthawk reminded us of the beauty and magic

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Beaver Restoration Guidebook

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook, originally published in June of 2015, is a scientifically rigorous, yet accessible, practitioner’s guide that provides a synthesis of the best available science for using beaver to improve stream ecosystem function.┬áThis updated version includes a new chapter on urban beavers and additional case studies and updates throughout the guidebook The knowledge

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Beaver Monitoring Pilot Gets Started

On the very first hot day of the year, 30 Portland Community College biology students put on their waders and started ducking under bushes, finding pathways through mud and wading through shallow water in search of beaver activity and dams.  These biology students were learning first hand the importance of this keystone species. Beavers create

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