Join PCEI's Restoration Team in installing BDAs (beaver dam analogues) in-stream at the Sheppard restoration site! Activities will include pounding posts, moving slash, and placing branches. Volunteers should plan to meet at the site at 9:00 am, at 1151 Burnt Ridge Rd, Troy, ID 83871.
Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy boots, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! You may bring gloves, rubber boots and/or waders if you have them; much of the work can be done on dry land, such as moving slash to BDA locations. PCEI will have some spare gloves and boots available onsite. Please also bring plenty of water and snacks for the morning!
BDAs simulate the work of beavers, creating dams out of wood posts and branches, which collect further debris naturally flowing downstream. BDAs help slow water running through a site. They help spread it out, infusing more water into the surrounding area to support many facets of a healthy ecosystem.