Neal Maine, scientist and wildlife photographer welcomed Beaver enthusiasts before presented a lecture on Beaver Ecology on May 25th in the Beaver Tales Exhibition Pop-up Gallery at 608 Broadway, located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.
Neal Maine explained how beavers engineer wetlands on the North Coast, and how people can learn to take advantage of their environmental benefits while protecting property from flooding and other damage.
“Beavers, though woefully misunderstood, actually create and sustain wetlands that aid in resuscitating wetland and riparian stream habitats. They play a central role in shaping our future as we prepare for transformations that a warming and changing climate may bring.”
Neal Maine offers a one-to-one talk about the importance of embracing the amazing work that beavers do to create habitats for many, many creatures and critters. Maine’s vast experience in studying and photographing wildlife enables him to tell fascinating stories about these industrious little rodents that most people never see.
Beaver enthusiasts gathered in the Pop-Up Beaver Tales Exhibition space to listen to Neal Maine speak.
The purpose of the ecology lecture highlighted the importance of beavers in creating wetlands and other aquatic habitat.
“Beavers play a central role in shaping our future as we prepare for transformations that a warming and changing climate may bring.”
Beaver enthusiasts discussed about how to work with beaver to conserve and restore natural systems after Neal Maine’s lecture.