VOLUNTEER TO HELP BEAVERS AROUND EASTERN OREGON
SPRING 2024 VOLUNTEERING WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE ON FEBRUARY 16TH
Opportunities will include stream surveying, willow cutting, fencing and BDA maintenance throughout the Crooked River watershed
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THIS SPRING 2024
Willow Cuttings at Clarno Nursery - March 8th
Planting enclosure maintenance in Post
Fencing repair, trimming grasses,
Signup to survey streams around the Upper Crooked River. We'll be walking and documenting 200+ stream miles . 8 hour days, working in pairs, Work requires good fitness to hike 2-3 miles / day with a survey buddy. Some flexibility on dates. Training will be provided this April. Commit to at least 5 survey days.
POST, OREGON BUILDING BEAVER DAM ANALOGUES (BDA'S)
October 21 and October 27, 2023
Two hundred years ago beavers numbered in the thousands in this watershed, when 1823-1841 Hudson Bay Company and British trappers moved through to create a Fur Desert - a dead zone that would discourage Americans from settling into the Oregon Territories. Help beaver recovery by expanding beaver habitat, creating the conditions that beavers need to succeed.
BDA crew work will include: harvesting and transporting willow sticks, weaving willow sticks into posts in the stream, hauling buckets of organic fill behind the new structures.
These completed BDA structures will help to reengage the floodplain, improve vegetation diversity and support beaver food establishment.