The message of the lecture was one of resiliency and recovery, said megan isadore, executive director of the river otter ecology project, which is hosting the north bay event. Megan isadore is co-founder and executive director of river otter ecology project she is a naturalist who has been studying and teaching about coastal wetland ecology in relation to salmonids for the past 16 years, as well as working as a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in raccoons the river otter project grew out of questioning whether. River otter ecology and management in iowa like much of the rest of north america, river otter's (lutra canadensis) sixteen otters from louisiana were released, initiating a pilot project to determine the suitability of iowa’s aquatic resource for otters the red rock otters river otter distributions in watersheds throughout iowa 2.
River otter ecology project executive director megan isadore and her team work tirelessly to research the return of the cute and charismatic river otter to northern california. An otter spotter is you, a citizen scientist who observes river otters in your neighborhood stream, river, bay/county state or national park/ and elsewhere and submits your information to this ecology project. Learn more about these amazing creatures from megan isadore of the river otter ecology project like many kids, i fell in love with river otters through “ ring of bright waters ,” the movie about mij, a playful, lovable and beloved otter brought to scotland from iraq by gavin maxwell.
For ms isadore, the executive director of the river otter ecology project, based out of her home in forest knolls, collecting scat is a crucial part of the research her group pursues, along with the genetic analysis of it. The river otter ecology project is an organization whose mission is to “illustrate the linkages between the recovery of local river otter populations and healthy watersheds, and foster public and organizational participation in restoration and conservation. The river otter ecology project is a registered 501 (c)(3) ein #45-4997526 non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of river otters and our watershed we receive no government funding, and depend solely on financial support from our friends.
The north american river otter is a member of the mustelid or weasel family that can be easily identified by a stout body, short legs, noticeably tapered tail and dense, short, glossy fur their streamlined body, fully webbed feet, broad and flattened head and stout, muscular tail, and closeable. Day 2: visit to river otter ecology project & point reyes national seashore after a day on the ocean spotting marine life, we head inland and spend half a day with megan isadore, founder of the river otter ecology project , who will guide us on a relaxed 2–3 hour hike through riparian habitat in the natural beauty of point reyes national. The river otter ecology project collects river otter scat samples to learn more about wild river otters' diets photo by andrea dougall below is a quest video of a wild river otter scat dissection at big break regional shoreline. The river otter ecology project was established in 2012, so there is still much to learn, according to isadore, and she’s asking for the public’s help to further her research.
Sacramento valley otter project welcome to the otter project in the sacramento valley we are extremely fortunate to have river otters (lontra canadensis) all around usotters can be spotted in our many rivers, creeks, wetlands, and wildlife refuges, including some surprisingly urban locations. If you spot a river otter, you can help track its spread at the river otter ecology project website the project has even created an interactive map of river otter sightings the project has even created an interactive map of river otter sightings. Otter scat analysis data report june 2017 page 1 10 introduction the green-duwamish river watershed is located in king county, washington. The current range of the otter ends in our region it's their frontier according to the river otter ecology project, there have been sightings on the tuolumne river, and just one or two in the merced river one drainage to the south (some otters were spotted in yosemite valley for the first time in decades last year.
River otters have been making a comeback in the bay, but there have been only a handful of sightings south of the bay bridge (click here to see the river otter ecology project’s map) for those of us who work on bay conservation, it was a big surprise to hear of a river otter in lake merritt. If you live in the bay area of california and happen to see a river otter, report your sighting to the river otter ecology project, a citizen science program that relies on otter spotters to.
Megan isadore of the river otter ecology project says, “the most amazing thing about the otters’ return is they have done it completely on their own there have been no efforts to reintroduce otters what we are seeing is the response of the species to improved conditions”. The river otter ecology project is located in forest knolls, california this organization primarily operates in the environmental research business / industry within the engineering, accounting, research, and management services sector this organization has been operating for approximately 6 years. River otters the north american river otter, a member of the weasel family, is the only river otter found north of mexico its luscious pelt, which is waterproof and allows the river otter to regulate its temperature, ranges from grey and white to brown and black. Help the river otter ecology project track river otter sightings with photos, videos or a simple form submission, you can be a citizen scientist and document the comeback of this aquatic carnivore visit wwwriverotterecologyorg for more information.