Explore the life history of the local beaver population and see where they live Sunday.

The latest nature program from the Tolowa Dunes Stewards and the Redwood Parks Conservancy will feature a slide presentation and field trip led by biologist Marisa Parish Hanson.

Parish Hanson will discuss how beavers affect the natural environment and will share some of the research she completed for her Master’s thesis on the population that lives in the Smith River watershed, according to a Tolowa Dunes Stewards press release. The slide show will be followed by a one-mile walk to a nearby pond to learn how to identify beaver activity.

Parish Hanson is a biologist and the program coordinator for the Smith River Alliance. She has a background in fisheries and wildlife monitoring and received a Master of Science degree from Humboldt State University while researching the beaver population in the Smith River basin, according to the press release.

Meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Earl Wildlife Area Information Center, 2591 Old Mill Road in Crescent City. Wear comfortable shoes, long sleeve shirt and pants and bring drinking water and mosquito repellant. For more information, call 707-465-6191.

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