The past year has seen Beaver Institute grow significantly, due to the great need and opportunities for ecosystem repair in nearly every corner of North America. As wildfires rage, droughts subsist, and species decline in the U.S. and Canada, the presence of beavers can help.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
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