Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.

Project Center

Sante Fe, New Mexico


This Interactive Qualifying Project assessed the impact of beavers on the Santa Fe River and surrounding community. The group gathered data from the Santa Fe Girls' School and the Santa Fe Indian School. We took measurements both upstream and downstream of the beaver habitat. The group then assessed the impacts of beaver habitats and found that beaver ponds help revitalize aquifers. Then the group assessed the impact of beaver habitats on human activities and found no direct consequences from the beaver habitat on the Santa Fe Airport. We created an education platform for the sharing of information on the Santa Fe River, designed to facilitate communication between those studying the river. We also created a video aimed at providing ways of managing beaver flooding.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering