Understanding Beaver In Oregon: A Research Update

Vanessa Petro, Oregon State University (Submitted Photo)

Oregon State University’s Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center is presenting Vanessa Petro, Oregon State University faculty, who will discuss research findings on topics such as: Beaver landscape genetics, relocation responses, and home range estimates for studies recently conducted throughout Oregon. 

Petro's program will focus on the realities of working with beaver for stream habitat restoration and the large gaps in knowledge that still remain regarding their populations here in our state.

Petro considers herself to be very fortunate to be one of the few people in the Pacific Northwest who directly studies American beaver, lives in the beaver state and works for a university who's mascot is the beaver.  She has conducted wildlife research with a variety of mammalian and avian species across the United States for the past 15 years.  Petro holds a bachelor’s degree from Sterling College in Vermont and a master’s degree from Oregon State University.

If you plan to attend the presentation: 

  • When: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6PM
  • Where: Klamath Community College Bldg. 6 Room H138
  • Who: Free event & open to the public

For questions please call 541.883.7131

Press release from the OSU Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center.