Join us for a Citizen Science Beaver Survey
No experience needed!
We will be walking the rivers and creeks in the County gathering beaver data with iNaturalist. You just need iNaturalist downloaded on your Smart device. We will give a short educational intro on what to look for and then we’ll all head out to the waterways. Come join us for 1 or all 3 dates!! Meetup locations are different for each date, so sign up and receive the specifics about each date via email.
- June 18th,
- July 23rd and
- Aug 13th.
Join Cooper Lienhart and Audrey Taub on one of their monthly walks out to a beaver dam complex in San Luis Obispo County, learning about beaver sign and beaver habitat along the way. Sign up here.
June 3rd, 6pm, Hartley Farms: Film Screening with Panel Discussion with
Brittany App Filmmaker and Farmer extraordinaire!
Audrey Taub SLO Beaver Brigade
Jason Haas Tablas Creek Vineyard
And our beneficiary,
Devin Best Upper Salinas Las Tablas Resource Conservation District (USLTRCD)
We will be speaking at this years Central Coast Bioneers Conference on Saturday, February 26h, 1:15pm, Guild Hall , 2880 Broad Street, SLO or virtual online. Come have a listen!
Cambria Film Festival
San Luis Obispo Beaver Brigade visits Santa Barbara Beaver Brigade
Beaver Believer Virtual Screening
The Beaver Believer Virtual Screening February 21st 6pm
Virtual Showing of The Beaver Believers Movie followed by Q & A with filmmaker Sarah Koenigsberg , Audrey Taub of the SLO Beaver Brigade, Dr. Emily Fairfax, who will speak about her groundbreaking research into the relationship between beaver and fire behavior, as well as Dr. Chris Jordan of NOAA Fisheries and Jakob Shockey of The Beaver Coalition. For more information or get you tickets today!
California Beaver Summit
April 7th & April 9th, 1pm – 5pm Virtual California Beaver Summit.
During two half-day sessions on two days in April, we explore the many benefits that beavers offer to our drying state. The first session on April 7th will present an overview of beaver essentials. The discussion will clarify the history of beavers in the state, their ecological contribution as a keystone species, their function in aquatic restoration and conservation, and finally, how to successfully manage common conflicts beavers cause.
The second session on April 9th takes a closer look closer at how biologists, watershed stewards, and land managers utilize advances in beaver science and management for restoration. It addresses where they are being employed for fire resilience, conservation of endangered species, and cleaner water. California-specific management and policy challenges will be highlighted along with directions for future improvements. Because we are behind other beaver-progressive western states like Washington and Utah, California is in a unique position to avoid their mistakes and learn from their successes.