Objectives of this project are to (1) assess the potential of beaver reestablishment in the Milwaukee River watershed through GIS modeling and through habitat assessment field surveys; and (2) conduct hydrological modeling to evaluate the potential impacts of beaver constructed dams on river hydrograph processes and flood mitigation in the watershed.
About the Author
Bob Boucher has a MS in Water Resource Management from the UW Madison with an emphasis of ecosystem management of watersheds. He has been an environmental advocate for over 40 years and founded the Milwaukee RiverKeeper milwaukeeriverkeeper.org. He has worked on the protection of the Grey Wolf, Sandhill Crane and other species, and is now spreading awareness and advocacy for the vital role of the North American beaver in the Lake Superior watershed. He is a lover of wild places to explore and play in.