Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have a beaver problem?

Sometimes people discover chewed or felled trees, realize there are beavers living on their property, and assume there is a problem when there may not be. Issues that require attention usually include the chewing of certain trees or the clogging of culverts/pipes that leads to flooding in problematic areas.

With a site visit from HBCF, we can help you try to determine how many beavers are on your property, if they are likely there to stay, and if there are any issues you might anticipate by coexisting with them. Then we share resources for potential solutions.

In what geographic area will you offer site visits?

Maryland: Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, & Prince George’s counties

Virginia: Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Rappahannock, & Stafford counties; Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park

Washington D.C.

West Virginia: Berkeley & Jefferson counties

How do I request a site visit from HBCF?

Click here to fill out our site visit request form and we will contact you.

How much does a typical beaver coexistence project (tree protection, flow device installation, etc.) cost?

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. HBCF offers a cost-share program to assist landowners and land managers in paying for these nonlethal coexistence strategies. There are many case studies that demonstrate how coexisting with beavers saves money in the long-run, compared to recurring lethal trapping.

How do I apply for the cost-share program?