Join us for a few days of wetland mapping and beaver habitat surveys in Mt. Hood National Forest! On these surveys, participants will help us to identify and map important components of existing wetlands, which is needed before any restoration activities occur, and help to update a nationwide wetland mapping inventory which will help to inform future projects throughout the forest. Participants will also assess the quality of potential beaver habitat with the goal of identifying the best locations to reintroduce beavers and restore the population of this important species. Beavers are a “keystone species”, meaning that they play a critical role in creating biodiversity and providing direct benefits to fish, wildlife, and people. Beaver dams create wetlands that help decrease the impacts of floods, recharge drinking water aquifers, protect watersheds from drought, decrease erosion, remove toxic pollutants, create habitat for threatened salmon, and so much more. You can join us for the entire campout or for part of it.
This is an in-person event and will follow Bark’s COVID-19 fieldwork safety protocol.
Prerequisites: Attended a beaver habitat survey training or wetland mapping trainings. If you haven’t attended a training, check the event page for current trainings or review our online wetland mapping and beaver habitat survey training materials before signing up.
Questions? Visit Bark’s page on what to expect on a field day for more information or email Misha, Bark’s Forest Watch Coordinator, with additional questions.