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BAC - Beaver Advocacy Committee

The Beaver Advocacy Committee

BAC was formed within SURCP Jan. 2007. BAC is chaired by husband and wife Leonard and Lois Houston, operating with the leadership of SURCP directors, Stan Petrowski and Steve Egbert.

Vision:

Fully functional aquatic habitats that include wetlands and cool running stream brimming with life based on support from restored beaver colonies.

Mission Statement:

The Beaver Restoration Committee will be an advocate of restoring viable beaver populations with the purpose establishing wetlands to enhance coho salmon and aquatic species populations. It will do this through the following means:

1.Rescue threatened and unwanted beavers and relocate them to ecologically viable regions (beaver habitat) that can sustain them.

2.In cooperation with State and Federal agencies, locate ideal zones for beaver habitat restoration and initiate a scientific baseline for beaver restoration projects.

3.On the ground ecological restoration of beaver habitat that have been damaged in historical beaver populated watershed drainages.

4.The establishment of and bio-physical monitoring of viable beaver colonies.

5.Development of an educational program to facilitate public awareness of the quintessential role Castor Canadensis plays as a keystone species in every aspect of the health and well being of the watershed and its attendant dependent species.

6.To engender public participation and advocacy for all aspects of restoration ecology through beaver recovery and wetlands development.