Science Pub: The Bountiful Benefits of Beaver
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The American West is renowned for its wild places. From the Cascade Mountains to the coastline, water has shaped the lives of humans for millennia. However, what if our versions of “wild” places are not so wild? Join McKenzie River Trust and Wildlife Biologist Dr. Jimmy Taylor at Wildcraft Cider Works for The Bountiful Benefits of Beaver: Restoring Floodplain in the Upper Willamette Watershed. Through the evening, we will explore the Willamette floodplain and share how two keystone species, beavers and humans, are working to restore freshwater habitat, one log at a time. $1 of every pint sold will be donated to McKenzie River Trust.
About the Presenter: Dr. Jimmy Taylor
Dr. Jimmy Taylor is the Field Station and Project Leader for the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) in Corvallis, Oregon. Dr. Taylor is also a courtesy faculty member in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Portland State University, and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. His current research includes exploring beaver-salmonid relationships in the Pacific Northwest.