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This presentation will give you the bear bones info you'll want to know about counting beaver activity in your watershed (Rocky Mountain Region)
go in the field. This pdf file has some area maps and zone descriptions about the zones that you'll be counting.
1. We are supposed to form our own teams--is that correct? I think I have three other people who want to join me.
ANS. Yes. They will have to be trained, however. Also, you will want to arrange transportation. If they are in your pod, you may car-pool. Otherwise, you will want to arrange separate rides.
2. There will be online training to do before 1/30, correct?
ANS Yes. I will be working with ISU students to get on-line trainings up and going. Check out the website for more info.
3. Anyone who is new needs to do a physical assessment on 1/30 at 10 AM. Is there also a separate self-assessment?
ANS. No. Not at this time. The physical assessment is so important that our volunteers need to understand the physical demands required for even the simple zones. Is that also when we can pick up equipment/materials?. We will have tools, maps, and gift cards available for volunteers at this time. Once trained, and previously trained volunteers will need to call or email me on how to get maps and gear.
4. Do we pick our own day/time to do the BeaverCount during that week from 1/30 to 2/6?
ANS. Yes. Just pick your date and time and respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Are you assigning where we do our count?
ANS. Zones will be on a first come, first serve basis, with up to three teams per zone allowed.
6. How/when will we get that info?
ANS. You may select your zone by number or give a general description of that zone as soon as possible and we will sign you up.
Beaver Solutions' Mike Callahan from Massachusetts that has installed hundreds of BeaverDecivers and Pond Levelers
Beavers, Wetlands and Wildlife is a great resource if you are interested in learning more about beaver and some of the ongoing work in the field
Worth a Dam was founded by Heidi Perryman who advocates for beaver in the Golden State