Posts by BeaverAdmin
Introducing Loren Taylor: Ornithologist Turned Beaver Enthusiast
Hailing from the soggy bottomland hardwood forests of Kentucky, it didn’t take long to observe the magic and diversity of life found near water, even as a child.Read More
Meet Beaver Institute’s New Executive Director – Adam Burnett
Beaver Institute is excited to introduce you to our new Executive Director – Adam Burnett!Read More
Celebrating World Wetlands Day Today!
Why Wetlands Matter, and How They Can Be Restored Naturally. (Spoiler Alert: It’s Beavers!)
World Wetlands Day, which takes place today, February 2, aims to raise global awareness of the vital role wetlands have for people and our planet, with a call to action to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing and restore those we have degraded.Read More
Now Headlining: The Beaver!
The past month has been a watershed (!) moment for beavers making a splash (!) in the news. From the New York Times to the LA Times to the Washington Post, beavers are front and center and burrowing (!) into the consciousness of the general public.Read More
Reflections on summer, embracing autumn
It’s been a busy and productive summer here at the Beaver Institute. Our 2nd biennial BeaverCON held outside Baltimore, MD in June was a rousing success with 45 presenters and 200 attendees. All the presentations from the conference are now available for free on our YouTube page.Read More
A New Idea for Beaver Coexistence – Beaver BioBanks!
In over 23 years of promoting beaver coexistence, I have gladly witnessed a steady rise of interest in beavers. I am particularly gratified to see this interest accelerating over the last five years. We are making progress.Read More
Highlighting B.I. Supporters – A Guest Blog from Animal Welfare Institute
AWI has long supported the Beaver Institute’s outstanding work. Early on, in 2009, AWI provided financial support to Beaver Solutions, a sister organization to the Beaver Institute, for the development of an educational DVD providing instruction on the manufacture and installation of pond levelers. In 2012, Beaver Solutions received a grant from AWI to fund a project to develop and install effective fishways to permit the unimpeded passage of threatened adult salmon through beaver flow devices at sites in California, Alaska, and British Columbia. In 2017, AWI provided startup funding for the development of the Beaver Institute’s website and expert training program. Later, AWI helped sponsor BeaverCON 2020.Read More
Colorado BeaverCorps Members join forces in Gunnison National Forest
Colorado BeaverCorps members Paul Planer (RangeWorks), Alli Del Gizzi (Arable Earth), and Mark Beardsley (EcoMetrics) came together to work towards the restoration of a Stage-0 beaver wetland complex on Trail Creek in the Gunnison National Forest.Read More
Presentation at International Conference on Ecology & Transportation
In September 2021, our President Mike Callahan presented at the 11th biennial International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET). ICOET is the foremost interdisciplinary, interagency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems in all modes.Read More
Partnering with Beaver to Restore Streams and Wetland in Colorado
“Hi, I’m Mark Beardsley from EcoMetrics in Colorado. I’m a restoration practitioner and a proud member of the Beaver Institute’s BeaverCorps program. In the Colorado Rocky Mountains where I live, we have thousands of miles of degraded streams. Healthy stream-wetland complexes are critical habitat on which most of our fish and wildlife species depend, and they are essential for watershed function.Read More
Connecticut Beaver Initiative
While beavers build dams that create biodiversity and have many other benefits, sometimes these dams can cause serious flooding problems for people. When this happens the beavers are all too often killed and their dams removed. To improve this situation, the Beaver Institute Inc. is excited to announce an innovative program for the state of Connecticut to help property owners and municipalities resolve these human-beaver conflicts nonlethally.Read More