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Successful Launch of the Sonoma County Beaver Blitz!

On October 8th, 2016, the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center’s WATER Institute (www.oaec.org/water), in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks and the Sonoma Ecology Center launched the first ever Sonoma County Beaver Blitz. Over a dozen individuals gathered to learn about the benefits of beaver to California and then set out to map their signs across Sonoma County. Of the four groups, one went into upper Santa Rosa Creek (Russian River watershed) and the remaining three explored different reaches of Sonoma Creek. Many new signs of beaver were observed and uploaded to iNaturalist. Many other species were observed as well including a family of otters, red-tailed hawks, green herons, black capped night herons, killdeer, foothill yellow-legged frog and more). To see the results of our beaver observations go to our project page: ...more ↓

Posted on October 13, 2016 11:53 PM by katelundquist katelundquist | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Occidental Arts and Ecology Center WATER Institute (www.oaec.org/water) is conducting a year-long "Beaver Blitz" to map beaver (Castor canadensis) distribution in Sonoma County.

Beaver are a keystone species whose dam building activity impounds water during the dry season. This, along with their tree coppicing, food ...more ↓

katelundquist created this project on August 03, 2016
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