Be a beaver with us, this Spring!
Did you know that entire willow and cottonwood trees can be grown from just one small stick in the ground?
Indeed, over thousands of years Beavers, willows and cottonwood trees evolved together in a symbiotic way, while shaping wetland waterways throughout eastern Oregon landscapes.
From a beaver's perspective, willows and cottonwoods serve two purposes, providing both food to eat, and construction materials to dam and den build.
In their actions of tree and branch cutting, the Beavers help propagate more trees, as loose sticks float downstream and often grow into full grown cloned trees.
(Beaver cut trees don't die, but like good tree pruning, become stronger.)
This matters, because one of the biggest limiting factors to natural beaver recovery is a lack of food.
Help us to establish a "beaver food cutting bed" that will serve as a critical, long-term source of cuttings for future BeaverHOOD planting projects.
Join us this Spring 2023 for "Operation Beaver Food"!
- Choose from 6 different one day field projects to harvest sticks (like a beaver), to plant in our new cutting beds.
- These are 'easy effort' projects around the area and nearby
- This is a great opportunity for those who want to 'dip a toe' into restoration