Beaver in California: Creating a Culture of Stewardship Online Presentation
The following video is a recording of a presentation WATER Institute Co-Director Kate Lundquist gave on October 15, 2020. Learn how this ecosystem engineer is helping urban and rural communities restore watersheds, recover endangered species and increase climate change resiliency!
A vital part of aquatic ecosystems across North America, beaver came close to extinction in California by the late 1800s. In this lively presentation, Kate shares the historic and current plight of this “keystone” species, interesting facts about its remarkable biology and how the North American Beaver can benefit humans and the environment. Kate recounts how ten years of research and collaborative restoration are successfully working to Bring Back the Beaver across California.
This hour-long “Conservation Conversation” was hosted by the Escondido Creek Conservancy as part of a quarterly lecture series they offer to the public.
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