Beaver and River Otter

We have a campaign to recover beaver and northern river otter in SD. We are working on this newly published page – it will grow.


Links to recordings of our meetings on these topics in 2021 and 2022. Click on red text for hyperlink to the recording


Prairie Hills Audubon’s March 31st, 2022 Zoom meeting Thursday: March 31st 2022, 6:30 pm Topic: Beavers and Beaver Dam Analogs – “Riparian Resilience in Western SD Streams”  Speakers: Lori Brown, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Vimeo link:


Prairie Hills Audubon Society’s (PHAS) June 2021 membership Zoom meeting Wednesday June 30th, 2021, 6:00 pm MT (Historic meetings- recording on Vimeo ) Topic: Working with beaver for the benefit of people, fish, wildlife and biological diversity Speaker: Michael M. Pollock of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is our speaker. 


APRIL 29th PHAS Meeting by Zoom  (Historic – recording on Vimeo ) Topic: South Dakota’s River Otters, April 29, 2020, 6:30 PM  Speaker: Silka Kempema of SD Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Wildlife Diversity Program   Link to recording of meeting: 

Nancy was a little late starting the recording and missed the first three slides, which included 1. the powerpoint’s title slide, 2. a slide called Mustelid – which had 4 characteristics listed (carnivore, long body, short legs, scent glands) and 3. a slide called Biology, which had 3 points.- (adapted to life in water, indicator of water quality, associated with beaver.)