Ask the Experts – Working with Beavers

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Ask the Experts – Working with Beavers

A Virtual Conversation with Sarah Bates and Torrey Ritter

National Wildlife Federation's Sarah Bates hosted a conversation on nature’s hardest-working architect – the North American beaver – and efforts to restore beaver populations in Montana with nongame wildlife biologist, Torrey Ritter, of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

This limited capacity virtual conversation provided an opportunity for Federation supporters to connect directly with Federation and partner experts. If you missed the opportunity to register for this live discussion, we hope you will make the next one!

This recording is an abbreviated clip of the full conversation, which was hosted on March 31, 2021.

Additional Resources

Learn more from the Federation’s 2020 Montana Beaver Project Impact Report.

Read about Nature’s Ecosystem Engineers featured in the August/September 2020 issue of National Wildlife magazine.

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