Suzanne Fouty, PhD, Hydrologist, Beaver Believer

Suzanne Fouty works as a hydrologist in northeastern Oregon. While working on her Ph.D. dissertation, Suzanne had a life-changing epiphany, realizing that “everything we think we know about streams absent beaver is wrong.” Documenting the important role that beaver play in stream hydrology, Suzanne’s work demonstrates how beaver can be one of our most effective stream restoration tools. When not working long hours at her office, Suzanne can be found out in the field, gathering data on her restoration projects and camping out in her vintage travel trailer with her dogs.

Suzanne Fouty