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Beaver expert visits Vail Valley

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Sherri Tippie has dedicated more than 30 years of her life to beavers and is a self-taught live-trapper, relocator and educator. Tippie presents at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center on Thursday, Aug. 9.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens will be presenting Beaver Habits and Habitats, an intimate evening with Sherri Tippie on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Education Center in Vail.

Tippie has dedicated more than 30 years of her life to beavers. She is a self-taught live-trapper, relocator and passionate educator who promotes coexistence and nonlethal management strategies for the keystone species.

In 1986, Tippie founded Wildlife 2000, an organization dedicated to fostering a healthy coexistence between humans and beavers. A Denver resident, she is nationally recognized as an expert on beaver ecology in general and beaver live-trapping in particular. She has trapped and relocated more than 1,000 beavers over the decades.

About the Alpine Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the world's highest botanical garden. Located in Vail's Ford Park, it is free and open to the public from dusk to dawn.

To register for this event and for other educational opportunities offered by the Alpine Gardens, visit http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org.

If you go …

What: Beaver Habits and Habitats, an intimate evening with Sherri Tippie.

Where: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center, Vail.

When: Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $25, includes drinks and light appetizers.

More information: Registration is required. Visit http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org.