The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have collaborated to develop a series of webinars introducing the topic of restoration of aquatic ecosystems through the reintroduction of beavers, the use of beaver dam analogues (BDAs) or restoration designed to attract beavers to an area to contribute to changing hydrology and restoring ecosystem services.
Case Studies of Long-term Changes from Beaver Restoration Activities
• Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University
• Nick Bouwes, Utah State University
Ellen Wohl received a BS in geology from Arizona State University and a PhD in geosciences from University of Arizona. She has been on the geosciences faculty at Colorado State University since 1989. Her research is field-based and focuses on interactions between physical process and form and biota in river corridors, including the effects of beavers. She has written several books for non-specialists, including “Saving the Dammed: Why We Need Beaver-Modified Ecosystems” (2019, Oxford University Press).