Beaver Dams of southwest Ohio

The question that I am often asked is where is the best place to see beavers. I’ve listed my top picks below. These areas are easily accessible to the public.

Fernald Preserve: Beavers are located everywhere here. However, the area that holds beaver dams are currently under restoration, so I will not be listing the exact location here.

Riverside Natural Area: Beaver dam located at 39.36737 N and 84.5664 W.

Hueston Woods: Dams would require trekking through unmarked terrain, however there is a substantial lodge that you can view (same lodge as the one in the featured image above). The lodge is located at 39.58562 N and 85.76121 W. Please note, I would recommend watercraft launched from the marina to view the lodge. However, you can observe it, using waders or by swimming, if you depart from Group Camp site A, 39.58571 N and 84.762512 W. Unfortunately, the lodge is gone. There is still the remnants of the foundation, but it looks like flood events during Spring time have dislodged it. Please always check for any advisories here before heading into any body of water.

Three Minute Thesis
I took first place in Miami University’s Three Minute Thesis Competition. Once the edited video is provided to me, I’ll embed it here.

I also took People’s Choice at the 2019 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Redhawk Talks
I opened up the 2019 RedHawk Talks with my talk, Beavers are friends, not nuisances.

Poster exhibited at the Cartography Competition during the 2019 Association American Geographer’s Conference: