LT-PBR Talks

This page contains a long, ever-growing and incomplete listing of talks on LTPBR you can scroll through and watch at your leisure. Let us know if you think other talks should/could be highlighted here. These are just listed in chronological order.

Webinars & Recorded Talks

2020 New Mexico Beaver Summit

The 2020 New Mexico Beaver Summit featured a session on Return of the Beaver in which Joe gave this talk:

2020 ASWM Beaver-Assisted Restoration

One part of LTPBR is beaver-assisted restoration, is beaver, and Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) is hosting this 2020 Beaver Restoration Webinar Series series to flesh out these topics specifically.

2020 Society for Ecological Restoration Webinar

In this SER webinar we will immerse you deeper into reading riverscapes; specifically, we will introduce the principles of riverscape health. These principles will be cast in a light to help you better recognize impairments, articulate the scope of what’s been lost, and realistically target recovery potential. Then we will introduce low-tech process-based restoration (PBR) as a means of addressing structural starvation so pervasive among many riverscapes today. We will briefly highlight six principles of low-tech PBR, which help guide restoration planning, design and implementation and more critically place our actions as ecological restoration practitioners in context. While we will focus on examples of these principles in practice for riverine and riparian ecosystems, the mechanistic and functional focus has merit in cross-over to restoration of other ecosystems as well.

Note - This webinar is viewable only with a SER membership, but the slides are available.

  • Wheaton JM. 2020. Principles of Riverscape Health & Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration. Society for Ecological Restoration Webinar. Virtual. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15817.98403

2018 Society of Range Management Talks on Restoring “Emerald Islands”

In 2018, a symposium at the Society of Range Management’s annual meeting on “Restoring and Managing Emerald Isles””). Below is a series of 30 talks in a play-list. See also Rancher’s Stories below.

2017 NRCS Webinar on BDAS

  • Wheaton JM and Maestas J. 2017. Cheap and Cheerful Stream and Riparian Restoration: Beaver Dam Analogues as a Low-cost Tool. NRCS Science and Technology Webinar Series. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36295.70563

2017 Association of State Wetland Managers - BDA Webinar

This ASWM webinar is broken out into different topics and viewable here.

2014 NRCS Webinar on Living with Beaver

Land manager’s objections to beaver center around 3 problem areas, too much flooding, plugging of infrastructure such as culverts and diversions, and destruction of desirable trees. This webinar provided an introduction to techniques used to mitigate these problems and provide for peaceful coexistence with beaver. Mike Callahan, Owner of Beaver Solutions, LLC will address management of beaver pond levels, culvert protective fences, drainage structures, tree protection, and fish passage at beaver dams. This webinar will provide you with knowledge of the tools available for living with beavers so that you can be prepared to discuss these issues with land managers.


Rancher’s Stories of Low-Tech PBR:

Idaho Example

Jay Wilde’s Story of Birch Creek, Idaho told in the evening of a Logan Workshop :

Nevada Example

Jon Grigg’s Story of Maggie Creek, Nevada (from Society of Range Management 2018 Meeting Symposium on “Restoring and Managing Emerald Isles”)

See also:


LTPBR Stories,
Anecdotes & Examples

Joe Wheaton’s Talks on LTPBR

Here is a partial list of talks Joe Wheaton has given on LTPBR since 2015. Slides for all talks are available through the DOI links to ResearchGate. Every presentation is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution Licence, so you are free to re-use slides, figures and content subject to the terms of the license. Those for which a video is recorded are embedded.

  • Keynote Award Talk. Wheaton JM. 2020. Riverscape Health? Science, Standards, Actions & Community: 2020 Warwick Lecture. British Society for Geomorphology Medal Winners Webinar 2020. Virtual. Video. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24584.65282
  • Invited Webinar. Wheaton JM. 2020. Principles of Riverscape Health & Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration. Society for Ecological Restoration Webinar. Virtual. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15817.98403
  • Invited Webinar. Wheaton JM. 2020. Reading Riverscapes as Candidates for Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration. Alberta Cows and Fish Program, Canada. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33574.06729
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2020. Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration Lessons Learned from Beaver to Improve Degraded Riverscapes. BeaverCON Conference. Hunt Valley, Maryland. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33574.06729
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2020. Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration Design Principles. River Restoration Northwest 2020 Symposium. Skamania, WA. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35452.08324
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2019. Managing Riverscapes for Resilience of Water Resources. Restoring the West Conference. Logan, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32769.40807
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2019. Beaver and Aspen: Low-Tech PBR Background. Aspen Regeneration Workshop. Heber City, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14891.90400
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2019. Low-Tech Riverscape Restoration: Post Fire Use. UPCD-WRI Regional Partnership Workshop. Richfield, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29413.96480
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2019. Changes in Future Precipitation - Patterns and How Beaver Might Help. Cache Water District Board of Trustees. Logan, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33798.11842
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2019. General Concepts/ Latest Science: BDAs and Low-Tech Restoration. Confluence 2019 – The Weber River Partnership. Ogden, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14891.90400
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2019. Stream and Habitat Restoration. NRCS Utah State Technical Team. Salt Lake City, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21663.41120
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2018. Improving River Health with Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration. USFS Northern Region 1: Soil, Water and Fish Meeting. Missoula, MT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.22540.77441
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2018. Reach- & Basin-Scale Assessments to Inform River Corridor Restoration Goals and Constraints. Sustaining Colorado’s Watersheds Conference. Avon, CO. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18802.35522
  • Invited Keynote. Wheaton JM. 2018. River Health through Heart Surgery or a Healthy Diet? Sustaining Colorado’s Watersheds Conference. Avon, CO. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13769.19046
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2017. Beaver as a Restoration Tool: Research, Hot Topics & Expectation Management. Miistakis Institute’s Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Symposium. Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.17590.40000
  • Invited Webinar. Maestas J & Wheaton JM. 2017. Partnering with Beaver to Benefit Sage Grouse and Working Lands: Restoring Emerald Islands in the Sagebrush Sea. ASWM’s Hot Topics Webinar Series. Association of State Wetland Managers. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36163.71207
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM. 2017. Beaver Dam Analogues & Other Riparian & Wet Meadow Restoration Techniques. UPCD-WRI Regional Partnership Workshop, Richfield, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30780.44163
  • Invited Webinar. Wheaton JM and Zollitsch B. 2017. BRAT (Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool) for Planning & Prioritizing Watershed Restoration. BLM. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.10896.81922.
  • Invited Talk. Wheaton JM, 2017. Hafen K & Bouwes N. Could beaver compete with declining snowpacks? 2017 American Water Resources Association Meeting, Snowbird, UT.
  • Invited Keynote. Wheaton JM. 2017. The Role of Beaver in Promoting Better Health for Streams. Bridgerland Audubon Society. Logan, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36677.04328
  • Invited Webinar. Wheaton JM and Maestas J. 2017. Cheap and Cheerful Stream and Riparian Restoration: Beaver Dam Analogues as a Low-cost Tool. NRCS Science and Technology Webinar Series. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36295.70563
  • Invited Keynote. Wheaton JM. 2017. What is a river’s health? What role do restoration treatments play in improving or sustaining good health? Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium. La Crosse, WI. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15857.48486 ·
  • Invited Webinar: Wheaton JM. 2015. Using Beaver as a Wetland Restoration Tool: Restoration Lessons Learned and an Introduction to the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT). Association of State Wetland Managers Webinar.
  • Invited Talk: Wheaton JM. 2015.Leave it to Beaver: Lessons from Nature’s Engineers. Science Unwrapped, Swanner Eco Center. Park City, UT. – Invited Talk: Wheaton JM. 2015. Leave it to Beaver: Lessons from Nature’s Engineers. Science Unwrapped, Utah State University. Logan, UT.

Note: Why does Joe get his own list? Well, for better or worse, he’s talked a lot about LTPBR and could even be accused of being a broken record. However, there is a diversity of interest from a large mix of audiences reflected above. There also some advantages to curating the website ;).


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