Guided Beaver Walk and Discussion

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This Week's Program:

This program is a guided walk and talk about beavers and beaver ecology through Belknap woods. Beavers do not receive quite as much attention as other mammals in the region and as such many do not fully understand what they really do/are. Their effects are mostly only seen though their dams, but they are so much more than that. This program will educate participants about beaver biology, their interactions with the ecosystem, and beaver history in the area. With this walk I hope to educate those who come along on the unseen beauty that are beavers.

Location: 

Participants will meet at Belknap Woods off of Route 25B.

Ages:

10 & up

This Week's Intern Guide: 

I am Eric Glover and I am a rising sophomore at Bates College, majoring in economics. I am from Simsbury CT, but have recently moved to Meredith New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, playing hockey, and camping.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Every Friday from June 16 through August 18, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. Click here for more information about the Adventure Ecology program.

Other Adventure Ecology Trips during the summer of 2017:                          

 

Squam Conservation Internship:

The Squam Conservation Internship provides skills and experience for future conservation professionals while working as the driving force behind the SLA's conservation mission. This volunteer internship provides hands-on conservation work experience and certification over a broad range of activities. Interns serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, work toward the eradication of variable milfoil, help to preserve loon populations on the lakes, engage both youth and adults in environmental education, and perform other conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction. Learn more about the internship program here.