The North American beaver is a keystone species whose activities promote ecological biodiversity across the landscape. The beaver’s role on the landscape has changed over time ranging from economic driver to a nuisance species. The presentation will discuss new ways of thinking about stream restoration using beaver to restore water quality to streams in the bay watershed and how to manage human and beaver conflicts.
Our speakers will highlight an approach and philosophy to restoration that is nature based and relies on ecological principles rather than engineering to achieve water quality and habitat goals. This will be followed by an interactive presentation showcasing a recently developed beaver curriculum geared toward middle and high school students.
Speakers: Scott McGill Founder and CEO of Ecotone Inc, and Hema Bhaskaran Environmental Science teacher from James M. Bennett High School.