2/1/17- 2/5/17. Staff members Bill Morris and Cathryn Wild attended the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko Nevada, where the film "Rethinking Beaver: old nuisance or new partner?" was shown four times at the Maggie Creek Ranch (where parts of the film were shot) and at the Northeastern Nevada Museum as part of our outreach to ranchers on the topic of beaver as a stream restoration tool. Our thanks again to the Searle family and Jon Griggs for their support of this film and the great times we shared. Yes, we managed to have a little fun at the Gathering too...
Dec 2016. The Commission on Ecosystem Management of the IUCN has covered the workshops from the Institute in their newsletter which goes out to conservation professionals around the world.
11/15/16. Kind of humongous news... the Institute is formally "establishing a presence" (since we don't maintain offices) in a second state, Idaho. Holy smokes we are excited to grow and to work in this great place.
11/2-3/16. Staff members Cathryn Wild and Bill Morris attended the beaver restoration workshop and science exchange in Boise, where Cathryn presented on working on private lands and with private land owners around the West. The workshop/science exchange was hosted by the USGS and US Fish and Wildlife Service and focused on restoring western streams by reintroducing beaver or beaver-related processes, especially in semi-arid areas.
Fall 2016. Institute staff Cathryn Wild and Bill Morris were on the road most of the fall season traveling around the West to show the film "Rethinking Beaver: old nuisance or new partner?" Why did we travel? Couldn't we just put the film on YouTube? Well, we wanted to bring the film straight to ranchers and other land managers, make it easy to see, ask questions, raise all kinds of ideas, discuss problems and share experiences. When you are dealing about a complex topic like beaver restoration, nothing better than person-to-person communication.