Willows Workshop for Beaver Based Restoration

Willows play a crucial role in riparian habitats and are commonly utilized to help restore stream integrity, but how much do you know about willows?

In this workshop we will consider a return of native willows (and other Poplar varieties) as a forage source for beavers and an important early step toward beaver recovery and then longer-term landscape health and resilience.  The lessons will be oriented to eastern Oregon stream restoration practitioners embarking on beaver-based restoration, with persistent, long-term beaver-managed floodplains (“BeaverHOODS”) as a foundation.

Day 1 - June 20th (in-person Sunriver), Day 2 - June 26th (online)

Barbara Wilson of the Carex Working Group. Barbara holds a PhD from Oregon State University and is a founding member of the Carex Working Group. Barbara authored the “Key to Vegetative Willows of Central Oregon”,  as well as the Field Guides on both Sedges and Grasses of the Pacific Northwest.

Jefferson Jacobs, Riparian Restoration Manager, ONDA. Jefferson has worked as a professional field biologist for nearly three decades. Since 2008 Jefferson has been designing, planning and implementing beaver-based restoration projects across eastern Oregon – for public and private lands – utilizing an in-house conceptual model referred to as “BeaverHOODS”.