Tour a local beaver complex this Saturday (April 10) and learn about beavers and their benefit to the Methow ecosystem and community. The tour will include a 3-mile walk.
The Methow Beaver Project is leading a tour of a beaver wetland near Winthrop. The project relocated the beavers in 2015 to help restore a stream that had suffered impacts after the 2014 Carlton Complex Fire. The beavers were moved from an area where there had been conflict with landowners.
The wetland has since evolved to support tremendous biodiversity. It stores water on the landscape for a longer period, releasing it later in the dry season.
Beaver ponds also protect beavers from predators. The ponds help restore fish and wildlife habitat and provide adaptations to a changing climate.
The tour is from 9 to 11 a.m. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 289-2770 to sign up and learn where to meet for the tour.