Special one-time event – Meet the author: Ben Goldfarb

The new book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter hits shelves this month, and we’re extremely excited to have the author right here in West Linn! Ben Goldfarb researched this story extensively, and we are celebrating this rare opportunity with the author sharing his story about putting this incredible piece … More Special one-time event – Meet the author: Ben Goldfarb

Absence and return!

For those of you following close attention to Beaver Ambassadors activities, you may have noticed we’ve been quiet for the majority of April and May. If you’d like to contact us directly, I’ll be happy to tell you all about it, otherwise, just know that we’re back! And we’re planning a full summer of hikes, … More Absence and return!

Second Full Moon over West Linn! March 1st, 5:30pm, Willamette Park Wetlands

Many many thanks to everyone who participated in the first Full Moon over West Linn at Camassia Park! We were granted amazing weather on January 31st, but no moon because it was too overcast. That was ok, we had plenty to talk about including wolves, birds, beavers, and geology. For the SNOW MOON, we have … More Second Full Moon over West Linn! March 1st, 5:30pm, Willamette Park Wetlands

Short term solutions

A gravel path at Mary S Young park is flooding as a result of beavers damming a small creek (Heron Creek) along the path. Today I posed a question to high schoolers at West Linn High: What long-term solutions will help this flooding issue? Until then, I’ve been exploring short term fixes. Below I’ve created … More Short term solutions

Managing our ecosystems

West Linn has taken prudent steps to preserve ecosystems for increased biodiversity in urban ecosystems. Managing an ecosystem includes holistic views, inclusive actions, and collective balance because ecosystems are extremely dynamic and always changing. I recently came across a great comparison (courtesy of Samantha Hamlin) highlighting the inclusive and flexible nature of ecosystem management:   … More Managing our ecosystems

JGEMS project at MSY

I love all the acronyms! JGEMS = the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School is based in the Salem area. MSY = Mary S. Young State Park, this one should be more familiar with the West Linn community… Six JGEMS students launched the beaver project today! I provided background on beavers and the specifics of this … More JGEMS project at MSY

Helping those who help us

Hurricane Harvey devastated homes and infrastructure as well as the ecosystem. Texas Monthly published a piece about rescuing animals including baby beavers. Wow, they are cute! Thanks to Heidi for bringing this to our attention!   The Wildlife Center of Texas accepts donations.