Come learn about our neighbors, the beavers!
We are at a historic moment in time after last winters floods. The beaver dams, lodges and ponds were all washed out by the 200 year atmospheric river events this past winter. We will get to see the beavers recreate their habitat from the ground up! As of May 21, 2023 they have not started rebuilding their dams along the Salinas River. But not to worry, there are still lots of signs of their activity and it won’t be long until the beavers will begin to rebuild their dams and the wetland habitat will develop before our very eyes. We are so very excited to get to witness the beaver habitats growth with our entire community.
You will learn about beavers, their habits, what they eat, their lodges, why they build dams, how they help remove carbon from the atmosphere, how they help during wildfires, how they provide resiliency during multi-year droughts, how they improve water quality and so much more!! But most importantly, you will get to immerse yourself in the wet, lush, habitat created by these keystone species in the middle of our arid North County. You won’t be disappointed.
Join Cooper Lienhart and/or 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.
All tours offered on this signup form are free of charge thanks to the 2023 Whale Tail Grant from the California Coastal Commission.