This refers to a PREVIOUS SW, held February 6, 2016
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B.5 First Four Years: Wildlife Response to Removal of the Elwha DamsKim Sager-Fradkin

photo of river bed with removed dam and Olympic Mountainsin distance

We will discuss wildlife research in the Elwha as it relates to removal of the Elwha dams, with a specific focus on river otters, American dippers, black bears, and Roosevelt elk.

The class will also address the role of wildlife in Elwha restoration, and how wildlife may help or hinder overall restoration.

Some wildlife will contribute to restoration by transporting nutrients and seeds, while others may hinder restoration by foraging on newly established of river otter on a log overhanging river bank

Photo of a rodent peeking out from driftwood

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