Beavers are OSU’s beloved mascot, an important character in indigenous folklore, a listed “nuisance” animal in some states, and a fur-bearer trapped nearly to the point of extirpation. They have had a long and sometimes controversial history in Oregon (it’s the beaver state after all!). For thousands of years, beavers have been ecosystem engineers, creating wetlands and altering landscapes to the benefit of many species, such as coho salmon.
Join Greenbelt and Jimmy Taylor, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist with the National Wildlife Research Center, on a walk as we talk about beaver natural history, explore a local wetland, and observe an active beaver dam at Bald Hill Farm.
This walk is brought to you by Greenbelt Land Trust and The Wetlands Conservancy. It takes place at the “tale” end of the Beaver Tales: A Celebration of Beaver Art exhibit spearheaded by The Wetlands Conservancy – and on exhibit throughout February at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center.
To RSVP for the walk or for more info, contact Rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.