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This highly acclaimed film captures the spirit of those whose approach to conserving and appreciating the many fascinating ways beaver helps the worlds's watersheds.
This event is available in both on-line and in person. The on-line tickets are updated with links and viewing times.
Please select the "Tickets" button get your tickets to either the on-line or in-person event.
The In-person event is November 20th, 2021 at 6 PM. This will be held at 1584 N Moose Creek Rd. Inkom, Idaho. The on-line event will be held simultaneously at the same time as the in-person event, 6PM. The on-line version will be available through Sunday, 11-21-21 till midnight. This on-line version will also include videos selected by our board. and international creators specializing in filming beaver in the wild.
You will be sent a link to the on-line event, which will be held over Zoom and Vimeo. If you do not have Zoom, you can download the Ap here.
All guests will receive:
Virtural intro with the film maker
We are asking that our supporters ask Westside Ranger Kim Obele to open comments on a proposal to construct artificial beaver dams on the South Fork Mink. Download this letter and either attach it to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 4350 S. Cliffs Drive
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Please download this attachment and forward to the Ranger and ask for a hearing. Then, stay tuned for the opportunity to comment.
The USFS is considering a proposal by IDFG to construct 54 artificial beaver dams on the South Fork of Mink Creek. A handful of beaver are surviving on the South Fork. Their numbers have been steadily declining for the past 4 years as some of you Flat-tailers. We don't think that constructing more dams will give the few remaining beaver there the necessary protection needed to allow them to thrive and would like the opportunity to ask questions and have our ideas heard in a public forum.
The proposed project by Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) consists of two phases. One would install thirty some artificial beaver dams on the West Fork of Mink Creek and fifty some on the South Fork.
Beaver Dam Analogues or BDAs is the term coined by Dr Joe Wheaton of Utah State. They are intended to mimic the behavior of beaver by impounding water and creating multiple small ponds. Their stated mission is to improve bank stability and create habitat for native fish. Dr. Wheaton has contracts with IDFG.
There are several key differences between BDAs and beaver dams:
Your watershed is like your community: Respect it and it will take care of you. (Video by Mitch Popa)
The "Canadian Wannabe Swamp Donkeys" patrolling for beaver during BeaverCount (DV-1)
Plugged culvert? Trying installing a BeaverDeciever (tm). We can help. Fill out a questionnaire here.
Reverse Rendezvous coming in April
Are we racing towards drought? Will there be sufficient water for the future? What are the solutions. Check out our newest video that answers some of these questions
Flat-tailers are what we call our beaver volunteers. Please donate to help them continue their studies in outdoor leadership.
Deep snow? Cold weather? Not a problem for this year's Flat-tailers. Check out the updates here!
Want a deeper dive on beaver behavior? What about conflicts? Water quality? Learn more by consulting these resources
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Want to help in other ways? We may need material or services. Perhaps we are looking for some truck hauling or something you can do from home? Click the "Volunteer" button below and find a list of services or other ways you can help. You might be surprised! (Photo: ISU leadership students help others by leading them on snowshoe excursions into the Watershed.
Joan is showing a future flat-tailer how beavers help with the watershed
We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the natural world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless volunteers, we organize fundraisers, fund community-building events, and host in-depth training for our volunteers.
Are you passionate about watershed conservation? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! beaver conservation beaver damage control
Thank you to all who helped out with BeaverDamJam-Idaho. Special thanks to those who donated items for the Raffle (Sportsmans and CAL Ranch); the silent auction (to many to count) and Countless volunteers who helped. Also, special shout out to Teran Engle who ran the sound for us. You rocked it!