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                       General Meeting
                  Monday, May 20, 2024

                              7 p.m.

              ​Centennial Museum at UTEP

                  in person and via Zoom


 Lessons from a Beaver

 John Sproul
 Manager, Rio Bosque Wetlands Park

Since 1997, El Paso’s Rio Bosque Wetlands Park has been the site of a long-term effort to restore environmental conditions similar to those once found in the valley of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo before European settlement.  The American beaver (Castor canadensis) was part of that environment.  In the early years of the restoration work at Rio Bosque, beavers occasionally appeared during periods when water was abundant but left when that water disappeared.  Starting in 2014, water became more consistently available to the park.  When a beaver arrived in January 2019, it stuck around.  For 3.5 years, it kept a low profile, but in June 2022 it began building multiple dams along the re-built former river channel within the park.  Join us to learn more about the unique challenges and opportunities presented by this beaver’s role in water and ecosystem manage­ment at Rio Bosque.  

This meeting is part of our ongoing partnership with the El Paso Group of the Sierra Club.  The doors open by 6:45 at the museum, and by 6:55 for the virtual meeting.  Parking is available in the lot behind the museum, UN2.  Our meetings are open to everyone, whether you are an Audubon or Sierra Club member or not.  When it is available, we'll post the Zoom link to register here. 

Did you miss any of our past presentations? We have shared some of them on our YouTube channel, El Paso Audubon.


The El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon  Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society.  We have a large territory, all of Texas west of the Pecos River ("Trans-Pecos").  Our members are found throughout the Trans-Pecos, but most live in the region's largest city, El Paso.  Birds, birding, wildlife, the environment, and our community are the concerns of the El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society. 


Upcoming Birding Field Trips

Sunday, May 12, 2024, 7 a.m.

Location:  Rio Bosque Wetlands Park (directions), El Paso
Leader:  John Sproul 

Next Feather Lake Workday

Saturday, June 8, 2024, 8 a.m. 

Location:  Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

               9500 North Loop at Bordeaux, El Paso

Contact:   John Sproul, 915-747-8663

Conservation Organizations:

Keystone Heritage Park 915-581-7920

Friends of the Rio Bosque 915-747-8663


The new edition of the El Paso-area bird checklist is now available! 

Check it out here.

 El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society