Beavallis: Beavers and Beaver Technologies in Corvallis
Virtual series, co-sponsored by Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club
These events are part of the Liz & Bob Frenkel Hiking and the Environment Spring Lecture Series. They took place using GoToWebinar, and recordings will be linked after the event has passed.
- Local Beavers: How They Live and How We Live with Them, March 31, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Watch recording here.
- Brian Bangs, Aquatic Ecologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Region 9: “How Beavers Function”
- America McMillan Parks Operations Specialist, City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department: “Ten Years Observing the Beavers of Starker Arts Park”
- Sheanna Steingass, Benton County Environmental Project Coordinator, Agricultural & Wildlife Protection Program: “The Benton County Way to Manage Beaver”
- Opportunities for a New Beaver/Human Relationship, April 28, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Watch recording here.
- Jakob Shockey, Executive Director of The Beaver Coalition: “Helping Beavers and Humans Co-exist”
- Kathleen Westly, Education and Restoration Project Manager, Marys River Watershed Council: “Partnering with Beavers in Oak Creek”
- John Mellgren, General Counsel, Western Environmental Law Center: “Oregon Legislative Bills to Protect Beaver”
- Randy Comeleo, Ecologist, co-founder/advisor, Benton County Agricultural and Wildlife Protection Program: “An Oregon Legislative Bill to Promote Alternatives to Beaver Killing”
- Local and Global Benefits of Protecting Beavers, May 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Recording coming soon.
- Suzanne Fouty, retired Hydrologist, U.S. Forest Service and a Beaver Believer: “Beavers, Water Quality and Water Availability”
- Chris Jordan, Research Fisheries Biologist & Mathematical Biology & Systems Monitoring Program Manager, NOAA/NMFS/NW Fisheries Science Center: “Beavers and Fish Survival”
- Emily Fairfax, Assistant Professor Environmental Science and Resource Management, Cal State Channel Islands: “Beavers and Wildfire”
Champinefu Webinar Series
Each virtual presentation in the series compares and contrasts the perspectives and functionalities of two cultural interpretations of the issues. The Champinefu Webinar Series is co-sponsored by the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, Spring Creek Project, and Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The live events have passed, but recordings of the presentations are now available on our YouTube channel (links below).
- Fire Since Time Immemorial: An Indigenous Fire Chronology for Western Oregon
Increasing incidences of large wildfires have encouraged Oregon fire planners to consider using traditional indigenous ecological knowledge and practices to address the impact of climate change on fire management. Featuring presenters David Harrelson, Dustin Hawks, and Amanda Rau. Watch the recording here.
- Trees & Forests of Marys Peak: The Stories They Tell
Marys Peak has been the iconic regional cultural feature for time immemorial. Its trees and forests have played a major role in the mountain’s cultural importance. Featuring presenters Greg Archuleta and Ed Jensen. Watch the recording here.
- Oregon's Water: What Coyote Can Teach Us
Learn how traditional stories guide the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde's work to create abundance in a culturally-important Kalapuya River, and how we can use those concepts and techniques to create abundance in other local Willamette River tributary rivers and creeks. Featuring presenters David Harrelson, Dustin Hawks, and Amanda Rau. Watch the recording here.