Frustrated by beaver chewing or flooding?
What is the conflict?
Humans often kill beavers when their damming and tree-chewing behaviors cause problems such as flooding and destroyed vegetation. This approach is ineffective because new beavers will soon move into the empty habitat. Lethal trapping, dam destruction, and culvert unclogging are only temporary solutions that, in the long-run, are expensive and unsustainable.
How is coexistence possible?
Beavers and the wetland habitats they create are beneficial to people, plants, animals, and entire landscapes and watersheds. We believe it is possible for people to share land with live beavers while addressing flooding and tree-chewing problems using long-term, cost-effective solutions.
Beavers Create Turtle Habitat
To celebrate, here are a few of the ways that beavers, and the wetlands they create, help turtles: Do you know about any research we can add to this list? Please reach out!
Why Beavers Build Dams
‘Tis the season to clarify an important question when it comes to understanding why, oh why, beavers do what they do! In our education and outreach work with audiences with all ages, this is one of the most common questions we answer- and for good reason! Beavers are well-known for their building behavior which can…