Beavers: Eco Engineers of Grand Teton National Park

Tue, May 10

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Beavers: Eco Engineers of Grand Teton National Park

Jeff Burrell Ecologist, Educator and Photographer Photo credit: Jeff Burrell

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May 10, 6:00 PM MDT

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Beavers are the archetypal eco-engineer of the watersheds of the Rocky Mountains. By means of simple actions, beavers have profoundly altered the ecology of Jackson Hole, and continue to do so today. Join Jeff Burrell as he discusses how beavers do what they do as eco-engineers, and how these actions benefit Jackson Hole's wildlife and human communities.

Jeff Burrell is the now retired director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Greater Yellowstone/Northern Rockies program. In this role Jeff oversaw efforts to help conserve a wide range of wildlife native to Jackson Hole including native trout, wolverines and pronghorn ... and beavers. Jeff began his career as a geologist conducting research to better understand the dynamics of the watersheds of the Rocky Mountains. Throughout his career and extending to today, Jeff has a had a long interest and appreciation for the role beavers as eco-engineers.