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Seeing Beavers as Nature’s Helpers

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If you’ve ever visited Fish Creek Provincial Park in south Calgary, you’ve probably seen some of the effects of beaver activity in the park. Perhaps one of your favourite trees was felled or the trail you were planning to use has been flooded by a beaver dam. For some, it is understandable that a negative view of beavers may emerge from these experiences.

This walk is meant to open minds to some of the positive effects of beavers on the park as well as the bigger picture of beaver ecology.

Some of the questions we may discuss are:

  • Why are there so many beavers in Fish Creek Provincial Park?
  • Why do beavers dam water? Why do they fell trees?
  • What good are beavers to the ecosystem?
  • What good are beavers to park users?

This event is part of the Jane’s Walk initiative a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours around the world.  Seeing Beavers as Nature’s Helpers walk led by Friends of Fish Creek Program Coordinator, Katie Pearson, dedicated naturalist both at work and in life.

Event Details

May 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: Free