Got beaver problems?

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.

How to Protect Trees from Beaver Chewing

Tree-wrapping materials list heavy gauge welded wire fencing, 4ft tall, 2x4in spacing wire cutters work gloves pliers landscape stakes/staples/pins measuring tape zip ties Happy wrapping!

A Year in the Life of a Beaver

Ever wonder what beavers are up to during each of the four seasons? When we understand beaver life history and how their behaviors change throughout the year, we are more likely to coexist with them successfully!

Beavers Myths Busted

Beavers do not eat fish. Beavers are strictly herbivores, but they don’t eat only trees either! As ‘choosy generalists,’ their diet consists of many species (80+) of woody, herbaceous, and aquatic plants. Most people blame author C. S. Lewis for the common misunderstanding about beaver diet, as he wrote in The Chronicles of Narnia that they eat fish.…

Common Tree-Wrapping Mistakes

Protecting individual trees from beaver chewing is a cheap, long-lasting, nonlethal, and effective coexistence strategy when done correctly. Avoid these common mistakes so you don’t duplicate effort or waste money on the wrong materials: Inappropriate fencing material– Beavers can chew through chicken wire (pictured below) and other flimsy metal or plastic mesh. We recommend heavy…