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In March 2020, the Beaver Institute and Ecotone, Inc. co-hosted the first international beaver conference near Baltimore, MD. It was a huge success. Now our second international Conference, BeaverCON 2022, will again be held near Baltimore, MD on June 14-16, 2022 (revised dates). The conference theme is “Building Climate Resilience: A Nature-Based Approach”


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Registration: Closed
Event Dates
JUN
14
TUESDAY
to
JUN
16
THURSDAY
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Registration Closes
JUNE 14, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
Location
Address
Delta Hotels Hunt Valley
245 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD  USA
Summary Agenda
MAIN AGENDA
 
Tuesday, June 14
  7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Check-in/Breakfast
  8:00 AM to 8:15 AM
Welcome (Scott McGill & Mike Callahan)
  8:15 AM to 9:00 AM
Keynote Speaker - Hilary Harp Falk
  9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Dr. Emily Fairfax -Beaver-Created Refugia from Megafires
  9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Dr. Chris Jordan - Beaver Are the National Climate Action Plan
  10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Break
  10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Scott McGill - Castor Controlled the Chesapeake
  10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Bob Boucher - Hydrological Impact of Beaver Restoration in the Milwaukee River Watershed in Wisconsin
  11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Skip Lisle - Furthering the Cause: Fish, Flow Devices, and Freedom
  11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Lunch
  12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Joe Berg, Doug Streaker, Laura Kelm - Beaver Facilitated Conversion of a Baseflow Stream Channel Restoration to a 0-Stage Channel
  12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
John Egan - Using Flow Devices to Manage Beaver Flooding
  1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Jesse Sikora - Is Water Storage Potential of a Restored Grassland Influenced by Beaver Dam Structure and Density?
  1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Mike Thompson - Construction Benefits of Beaver Dam Analog Stream Restoration
  1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Christian Sorflaten - A Review of a Novel Water-Tight Beaver Dam Analog (WTBDA) to Restore Eroded Seasonal Creeks to Permanent Beaver Wetlands
  1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Erik Michelson - Can We Use Tools to Model the Water Quality Benefits of Beaver to Create Incentives for Landowners and Local Governments to Embrace T
  2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Break
  2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Aaron Hall, Mae Lacey - iBeaver: A Community Science App for Beaver
  2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Alicia Leow-Dyke - Beavers in Wales: Can One Family Make All the Difference?
  3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Britt van Zelst - Beavers in the Netherlands: Lessons Learned and to be Learned
  3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Eric Zhu, Nicholas Clinton, Eddie Corwin, Google - Project EEAGER: Using Machine Learning and Earth Engine to Map Beaver Habitat at Scale
  3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Break
  3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Alexa Whipple - Dammed If You Do, Dammed If You Don’t: Beaver Dams & Fish Passage
  3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Kerri O'Shaughnessy - Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration in Alberta: Collaboration, Community Engagement and Co-existenc
  4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Elyssa Kerr - Beavers and People and Fish, Oh My: Exploring Flow Device Innovation
  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Social Hour
 
Wednesday, June 15
  7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Check-in/Breakfast
  8:00 AM to 8:15 AM
Welcome
  8:15 AM to 9:00 AM
Barbara Jones - Invented Borders: How Persistent Wildlife Narratives Challenge True Coexistence
  8:15 AM to 9:00 AM
Ellie Chetelat - Regenerative Stream Conveyance: Climate Resilient Beaver Dam Analogs
  9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Alison Zak - Time for Beaver School
  9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Jakob Shockey - A Proposed Strategic Framework for Engaging with Beaver-based Restoration
  9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Lilly Wilson & Elizabeth Anne Duke-Moe - Youth Engagement in Keystone Conservation: the Impacts of Youth on Beavers and Salmon
  9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sarah Koenigsberg - Beyond Believing in the Beaving: Intentional Communication for Climate Adaptation
  10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Break
  10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Bryan Hummel - How Humans Can Use the Brilliance of the Beaver Across a Variety of Land Uses to Meet Multiple Objectives
  10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Shawn Behling - Washington DFW Beaver Relocation Permit Pilot Program
  10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Chelsea Boaler - Pond Levelers Supporting Atlantic Salmon Populations as a Deterrent to Beaver Dam Removal
  10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Kerri O'Shaughnessy on behalf of Holly Kinas - Addressing Social and Regulatory Barriers to Coexistence
  11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Chris Jordan - Designing for beaver-inspired low-tech processed-based stream restoration – willing and unwilling partners
  11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Molly Alves - Partnering with Beavers Through Relocation to Restore and Create Salmon Habitat Within Tulalip Tribes Ancestral Lands
  11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Lunch
  12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Jennifer Vanderhoof - Planning for Beavers, and the four stages of beaver acceptance
  1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Elissa Chott - The Beaver Conflict Resolution Project
  1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Mike Callahan - Developing a National Beaver BioBank Program
  2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Break
  2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Eileen Shader - A National Action Plan to Protect and Restore Floodplains
  3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Brenda Zollitsch - A National Dialogue on Beaver-related Restoration: Project Findings and Resources
  3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Break
  3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Formation of a National Beaver Working Group: Panel Session
  4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
National Beaver Working Group: Open Discussion
  4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Water’s Way: Thinking Like A Watershed” a film by Tom Horton
  5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Social Hour/Meet the Presenters
 
Thursday, June 16
  7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Check-in/Breakfast
  8:00 AM to 8:15 AM
Welcome
  8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Leila Philip - Two Centuries of American thinking and writing on the Beaver in North America Ecological Amnesia
  8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Izzie Tween - Beavers’ Place in the British Isles: Assessing the Feasibility of a Eurasian Beaver Release onto the Isle of Wight
  9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Emily Jones - Emerging Aquatic Insects from a Restored Headwater Valley Colonized by Beaver
  9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Break
  10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Andrew Cassilly, Maryland Governor's Office - Facilitating Environmental Legislation that Drives Ecological Outcomes
  10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Frank Nelson - Relationships Between Beavers, Karst Fens, and the Legacy of Relict Species in Missouri
  11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Alison Zak - Understanding Human-Beaver Interactions within the Larger Context of Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence (HWCC)
  11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Closing Comments + Raffle & Photoshoot with Castor - Mike Callahan, Scott McGill
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