Conservation, Research and Education Opportunities International

The Skykomish Beaver Project: Building educational opportunities for aspiring ecologists

B.J. Dittbrenner, University of Washington/Beavers Northwest

DSCN0387This project is a continuation of a 2015 CREOi award investigating the impacts of reintroduced beavers on ecosystem resilience. The 2016 grant supports employment of one to two interns in 2016-17, who will assist with trapping, processing, and relocating beavers. They will also participate in field monitoring, including collection of hydrologic data, beaver tracking, vegetation and hydrogeomorphic assessments, GIS, and data entry. The benefits include significantly enhanced data-collection capabilities for the research project, continued mentoring experience for the PI, and valuable experience for the interns. ($20,000)