Partnering with Beaver in Restoration Workshop

AS OF JANUARY 2017, this content has been moved to a new site.

Welcome to the Partnering with Beaver in Restoration Workshop  website. These pages are also intended as a general resource on beaver restoration and conservation.

Enrolled and Past Participants:

This website is the primary hub of resources for the Partnering with Beaver in Restoration workshops. By the end of the workshops, all workshop materials will be posted here for you to refer to after the course.

Prospective Participants:

We have no public beaver workshops currently scheduled. In the past, we have taught various flavors of the workshop ranging from 1-3 days in duration. We have offered these workshops to the general public and professionals as well as USU Graduate students. The primary workshop is a 3-day event, typically held in Logan, Utah.  We teach these workshops when demand is sufficient to cover our costs. Alternatively, we can teach a custom workshop for your organization for a fixed fee (contact Joe Wheaton to discuss).  

NEW Semester Long USU Beaver Course:
For Utah State University students,
  1. Spring 2017 in Logan @ USUA semester-long version of the 'Partnering with Beaver in Restoration Design' class will be taught for USU students (WATS 6860 - Spring 2017 CRN 26224). See here for more information. The course will typically meet on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 in ENG 104, and will have some Saturday field trips. The course is 1 credit, but can be taken for 2 credits with a heavier project/assignment load (WATS 6900 - Spring 2017 CRN 26225). 

Planned and Past Workshops:

We have taught bespoke 1-2 day workshops for various organizations:


ICRRR 3-Day Workshop Organization

The Logan ICRRR workshopw were organized by the Intermountain Center for River Restoration and Rehabilitation at Utah State University and hosted by the Department of Watershed Sciences. - NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Workshop Partners

The workshop instruction team includes colleagues from NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Eco Logical Research, Inc., the Grand Canyon Trust, and the Stella Lab at SUNY. The workshop would not be possible without the cooperation and support of our colleagues' respective institutions.

Recent Beaver News

  • Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative talk on BDAs Joe recently delivered a talk on Beaver Dam Analogues to the UPCD-WRI Regional Partnership Workshop in Richfield, UT. The slides are available on ResearchGate.2017. Wheaton JM.  Beaver Dam ...
    Posted May 11, 2017, 7:37 AM by Joseph Wheaton
  • A BLM Webinar on BRAT If you've like a brief overview of BRAT (Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool), the video below is from a BLM webinar we gave recently. This was a webinar for BLM ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM by Joseph Wheaton
  • Joe delivered Conservation webinar for NRCS on BDAs Joe Wheaton (USU) and Jeremy Maestas (NRCS) delivered a webinar on 'Cheap & Cheerful Stream and Riparian Restoration: Beaver Dam Analogues as a Low-Cost Tool' for NRCS as part of ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 11:55 AM by Joseph Wheaton
  • Beaver: Back to the Future video now online! The Grand Canyon Trust has just released a new 13-minute video “Beaver: Back to the Future,” featuring ET AL's own Nick Bouwes. It also includes four Forest Service ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2015, 1:57 PM by Jeannine Huenemann
  • Science Unwrapped Talk by Joe on Beaver Joe delivered a Science Unwrapped talk on September 11, 2015 to a Logan Audience & on September 24, 2015 to a Park City Audience at Swanner EcoCenter. The Logan presentation was ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2015, 10:43 PM by Joseph Wheaton
  • Beaver & USU's Year of Water Utah State University has made 2015 the Year of Water, and our research on beaver are a big part of that. Jeremy Jensen did a fantastic job of highlighting some ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2015, 1:54 PM by Jeannine Huenemann
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