Summer 2023

Newsletter Archive


Working with Beaver Symposium - a great success!

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On July 13 & 14 the Working with Beavers Collaborative (Miistakis and Cows and Fish) welcomed over 60 beaver practitioners from across Alberta, BC, and Montana to discuss coexistence with beavers. The first day kicked-off with a keynote presentation by Dr. Emily Fairfax on beavers and wildfire resilience followed by a stellar list of presentations from local municipalities, local partners, and researchers. The day concluded with an expert panel and a networking reception.

On day two we were treated to an informative and scenic field trip to view flood mitigation coexistence tools within Elk Island National Park. Our guides included Parks Canada staff David Bruinsma and Shane Archibald, as well as Dr. Glynnis Hood.

For those who were not able to join us, presentation slide decks will be posted on the Working with Beavers website, stay tuned!

Thank you to our funders: Alberta Innovates, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, The Calgary Foundation, and the Government of Alberta's Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program