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First Friday: Beavers in the Willamette Basin

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


a beaver with a log in the water and the talk title and the talk description. February 2 First Friday: Beavers in the Willamette Basin by Jean-Paul Zagarola, Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

Beavers and their habitats provide numerous benefits for ecosystems and communities. They can also cause conflicts on working lands, roadways, and urban areas. Jean-Paul Zagarola will discuss how the Mid-Willamette Beaver Partnership is developing tools to restore beneficial beaver habitat and resources for people in the region to better co-exist with beavers while mitigating their negative impacts.

Jean-Paul A. Zagarola – Senior Program Manager for the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Jean-Paul has been supporting conservation and restoration efforts in Oregon since 2012. Jean-Paul cultivates diverse collaboratives to address complex socio-ecological problems and has a history of leveraging technical expertise, partnerships and funding opportunities to support small non-profits and Tribes in their conservation work in the Willamette Valley and other regions of the state. Today, Jean-Paul is focused on strategies that mitigate the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and communities through beaver-based restoration and wildfire resilience actions. When not at the office or exploring beavery creeks and wetlands, Jean-Paul likes to enjoy the recreational and culinary bounty the Willamette Basin has to offer with his wife and two furry children.


February 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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