The Castor Conundrum: Implications for Beaver Related Restoration – March 9

The Castor Conundrum: Implications for Beaver Related Restoration.

If you haven’t read Ben Goldfarb’s book — Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter — we highly recommend it! This gem by Chelsea Green Publishing features Sterling College (VT) alumna Vanessa Petro ‘06 who is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University.

Please join Sterling, their Conservation Biology students, and Vanessa for a guest lecture, The Castor Conundrum: Implications for Beaver Related Restoration. This lecture is hosted by Farley Brown ‘85, Faculty in Ecology at Sterling College. The lecture will be held by Zoom on Tuesday, March 9, 6:30pm – 7:30pm EST

Vanessa will discuss research findings on topics including beaver landscape genetics, relocation responses, dam persistence, and space use for studies recently conducted in Oregon. Her presentation will examine the implications of working with beaver for restoration, the knowledge gaps that exist regarding their landscape ecology, and why context matters for effective conservation.