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Using Beaver to Restore Streams

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Thursday November 20, 2014

Using beaver to restore streams is rapidly gaining acceptance as a cost-effective technique to improve aquatic habitat, especially for salmonids. Regulatory and institutional obstacles are being reduced or removed as scientific advances continue to demonstrate that beaver can restore stream habitat far more effectively, and at a much lower cost, than many traditional stream restoration approaches.  Join us for an intensive 1-day workshop symposium for the beta release of a state-of-the-science manual regarding the use of beaver to restore streams. The workshop will be interactive with the audience as we walk through the manual and describe its use to facilitate the restoration of streams. We will provide assessment tools for determining how, where, and when to use beaver in stream restoration. Also included will be a discussion of the regulatory process and how to maximize the probability of successfully obtaining permits.

To Register:

Course Fee: $50 (includes lunch)


Michael M. Pollock, Ph.D.Chris E. Jordan, Ph.D.Janine Castro, Ph.D. Gregory Lewallen
Ecosystems AnalystMathematical EcologistFluvial GeomorphologistGraduate Student
NOAA FisheriesNOAA FisheriesUS Fish & Wildlife ServicePortland State University
NWF Science CenterNWF Science Center& NOAA Fisheries


Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) Spring Semester Brown Bag Lecture Series

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) is hosting a Brown Bag Lunchtime Lecture series starting January 22nd and it will be every Wednesday of each month, ending April 23rd. It will take place from noon—1pm at the new Forestry Science Lab adjacent to the UAS campus. The brown bag lunchtime speaker series is meant to be an informal avenue for master’s students, PhD candidates, faculty and professionals to present new and existing projects, brainstorm ideas and have the opportunity to receive feedback in an informal setting.  We invite all interested persons to join us to learn about the research projects and collaboration that are happening in Southeast Alaska.

To view the full Spring semester schedule, click here.






Jason Fellman, Research Assistant    Professor of Environmental Science, UAS

“Does ancient, bioavailable organic matter that has escaped from glacial ecosystems sustain the aquatic food web in proglacial streams?“







Mark Standley and Jasmine James, UAS

“Place-based Learning and the STREAM Institute”



Kevin White, Wildlife Biologist, ADF&G

“Demographic effects of climate on mountain goats in coastal Alaska”



Dan Olsen, UAF Graduate Student

“A comparison of satellite telemetry and photographic surveys in determining site fidelity for resident killer whales in the Gulf of Alaska”



Liz Graham, Entomologist, USFS

“Forest Pests of Southeast Alaska”



Brian Buma, Assistant Professor of    Forest Ecosystem Ecology, UAS

“Land cover change, forest disturbance, and ecosystem services in the Rocky Mountains“



Mayumi Arrimitsu, USGS Fellows

“Tidewater glacial influences on coastal and marine ecosystems including linkages between physical processes, nutrient dynamics and the occurrence and productivity of forage species and higher level consumers”


UAS Spring Break— NO SEMINAR



Sonia Nagorski, Research Assistant   Professor, UAS

“Examining mercury occurrence in glacial and nonglacial streams—within the water, sediments, benthic macroinvertebrates, and juvenile salmon”


Emily Whitney and Anne Beaudreau, UAF—School of Fisheries

“Community Composition and Feeding Ecology of Fishes in Southeast Alaska Estuaries”


Chris Sergeant, Ecologist, National Park Service

“Synchronized upstream migration of Dolly Varden and   spawning salmon may prevent trophic mismatch in a warming Auke Creek watershed”


Lauren Oakes, PhD Candidate,         Stanford University

“Responding to Yellow Cedar Decline: Succession on the Outer Coast and Adaptation Implications”


John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife-habitat Relationships, UW

Special Seminar Date - “Effects of urbanization on song sparrow population connectivity”  SPECIAL LOCATION: UAS Anderson Bldg Room 204


Bev Agler, Ph.D. Thermal Mark Lab    Supervisor, ADF&G

“Thermal mark and age research on Alaska salmon”


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