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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Water Quality Benefits of Beaver Dams
May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place May 3 at noon CDT will feature Andrew Rupiper, graduate research associate, Iowa State University. Rupiper is currently studying the impacts of beaver in Iowa streams, drainage water management and row crop agriculture in areas adjacent to streams. He works under the direction of Billy Beck, assistant professor and extension forestry specialist at Iowa State University, conducting field research on beaver-modified streams in Iowa.
In the webinar, “Beaver on the Des Moines Lobe: Impacts on Water Quality and Sediment Transport,” Rupiper will provide an early look at a multi-year study of beaver activity in Iowa’s streams. He will provide a review of factors that have contributed to degradation of streams and a historical look at beaver populations in the state. Drawing on two- and one-half years of data, Rupiper will share current interpretations of ongoing analysis. He will also provide insights on how beaver activity can supplement restoration, conservation and water quality approaches.
Shortly before 12 p.m. CDT, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172