April 22, 2021

Featured photo of Swaner Beaver Dam Analogs

Swaner Beaver Dam Analogs

Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter
Active since 2021
Utah, US

About this site

Take in views of East Canyon Creek and an ongoing stream restoration project on the Swaner Preserve: installation of beaver dam analogs (BDAs). These human-made be aver dams mimic the ecological benefits of beavers by cooling and maintaining streamflow through dry summer months, creating habitat for dozens of species like the native Bonneville cutthroat trout, helping the watershed adapt to a changing climate, and sequestering carbon.

About Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter  is located in Park City, Utah. Swaner encompasses a 1,200-acre preserve, a 10,000-square-foot state of the art environmental education facility, and 10 miles of trails.

Swaner’s Mission is to preserve the land and the human connection to the natural landscape, educate the local and broader communities about the value of nature, and nurture both the ecosystem and the people connected with it. 


Coordinates: 40.727632, -111.530278

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