HBCF’s cost-share program helps landowners and land managers pay for nonlethal management strategies to address common beaver issues such as a flooding and tree-chewing. We partially fund flow device installations and materials for tree protection projects.

Please note: Partial financial investment is required from the property owner. Exact funding amounts provided by HBCF will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Costs vary depending on the type of project, the nature of the landscape, and other factors, and may range from a couple hundred to a few thousand dollars. There are many case studies that demonstrate how coexisting with beavers saves money in the long-run, compared to recurring lethal trapping.

How to apply: Email us at to express your interest in the program. An HBCF staff member will contact you to schedule an initial site visit or consultation phone call.

There are two parts to the cost-share program application. Part 1 must be completed before you begin work on the coexistence project. Part 2 must be submitted within two months of the date of project completion.

Eligible applicants: Any individual, town, state or federal agency, business, or 501(c)(3) organization in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or Washington D.C.

Long-term evaluation: HBCF is committed to monitoring the long-term success of coexistence projects. We will check in and follow up with funding recipients periodically as the project progresses and for some time after project completion. We appreciate your cooperation as we strive to improve future human-beaver coexistence efforts.

Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and funding will be offered until it is no longer available.