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Wetland Wonders: Welcoming Back Beavers
Join the Bainbridge Island Land Trust and Islandwood for workshops, presentations, and a self-guided tour, all about beavers!
Join us in this exciting journey to deepen your understanding and appreciation for beavers and their significance in our local ecosystem. Together, we can work towards a sustainable future where humans and wildlife thrive in harmony.
Learn from educational presentations by Beavers NW, King County Department of Natural Resources, Wild Fish Conservancy, Kitsap County Planning and Environmental Programs, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Discuss beavers in the Living with Beaver ... view more »
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Doors Open, Check-in & Refreshments
Please arrive by 12:30 PM at the latest to make sure you check in, grab a cookie, coffee, or tea, and find your seat before the presentations begin.
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Wetland Wonders Presentations in the Great Hall
Learn about beaver ecology and discover the fascinating behaviors, adaptations, and ecological functions of beavers. Understand their role as a keystone species and how they shape their environment. Explore the history of beavers: Delve into the historical significance of beavers, their impact on human societies, and their role in shaping landscapes throughout time.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Co-existing With Beavers Presentations in the Great Hall
Discover coexistence strategies: Gain practical insights and techniques on how to peacefully coexist with neighboring beavers. Learn about innovative solutions, such as flow devices and beaver management practices that promote harmony between humans and beavers.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Living with Beavers Panel Discussion
Discuss beavers in the Living with Beaver Neighbors panel discussion focusing on beaver management strategies and resources for landowners. Our panel consists of representatives from BeaversNW, Kitsap County Planning and Environmental Programs, City of Bainbridge Island Water Resources and the Little Andersen Creek Watershed Working Group.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Self-Guided Interpretive Walk to Learn about Beavers on Trails
Feel free to peel off from the Great Hall presentations at 3:00 PM if you'd like to hit the trails to learn from our naturalists on a hike around IslandWood's campus. We'll have a naturalist at Mac's Pond, who can tell you more about their natural history, and how to identify signs of beavers in the landscape.
148 parking spots onsite on our 255 acre campus.