BeaverCON 2020 Wrap Up

We were extremely fortunate that the inaugural BeaverCON 2020 east coast beaver conference was scheduled just in time to beat the Coronavirus shutdown! How wonderful the gathering of 160 international beaver experts and beaver curious seemed at the time, and how much more precious those 3 days seem during these ensuing days of pandemic social distancing!

The BeaverCON organizing committee would like to extend our sincere thank you to every attendee and to all our wonderful sponsors. Special thanks go out to our 40 esteemed presenters, without whom the conference would not have been possible. The expertise you freely shared enriched us, challenged us, enlightened us, and inspired us to take what we learned and make this a better world for beavers and us all.

I am pleased to report that our committee has reviewed all the feedback from the conference. Thank you for all of the compliments, and thank you also for the many great ideas that we can incorporate into BeaverCON 2022. As a special thank you we have created a new webpage for BeaverCON attendees at With the attendee password you should have received by e-mail, you will be able to access BeaverCON presentations, attendee contact info, pictures and more! Enjoy.

On behalf of Scott McGill, his tremendous Ecotone Inc. staff, and the Beaver Institute team, thank you again. And we hope to see you all in Canyonville, Oregon next year for the legendary SURCP State of the Beaver Conference. ?

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2019 Accomplishments, 2020 Plans, and Our Matching Fund Drive

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As 2019 winds down I am pleased to share with you some of the Beaver Institute’s many accomplishments to advance beaver coexistence. I am happy to report that we have even bigger plans in 2020! To make these plans a reality, we are launching our end-of-year matching fundraiser today!




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Exciting Beaver Institute News!

Lots of great news from the Beaver Institute!

The Beaver Institute partnered with the Univ. of Massachusetts Transportation Center and taught six training workshops for Municipal Highway Department staff across Massachusetts this summer.

Our Beaver Corps Professional Training Program is currently training 8 students across North America to be professional flow device installers. They are making great progress with their course work.

And, an East Coast Beaver Conference is soon to be a reality! Co-hosted by the Beaver Institute and Ecotone Inc. A Save-The-Date official notice will be released soon. However, readers of the blog can have a sneak preview now!

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Beaver Institute Spring Update

I am happy to report that there are a lot of exciting things happening with the Beaver Institute. I am especially proud of the progress we are making to train beaver professionals across North America. Our vision of hosting an international beaver conference on alternate years to complement the SURCP State of the Beaver Conference in Oregon is moving forward. LAst week our first Highway Department beaver management workshop in Massachusetts was a huge success. Also, the BI is connecting with and helping more people every month across North America. Please click below to learn more.

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Beaver Conference and Beaver Institute Update

A short 4 weeks from now, the 2019 SURCP State of the Beaver Conference will be held in Canyonville, OR. Having traveled from Massachusetts to attend all but the first one, I can personally attest to the high quality of the presentations and the incredible energy that is created when so many beaver devotees are gathered in one place.

If you haven’t already made your arrangements, please consider doing so now. Here is the link: www.

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Beaver Corps Training Program and Fundraiser Update

Nearly 2 weeks ago the Beaver Institute launched a new Beaver Corps training program with a corresponding fundraiser. I have some good news and some bad news. Interest in our new Professional Beaver Corps training program has far exceeded our expectations. We are thrilled at the number of people interested in learning successful techniques to non-lethally resolve beaver conflicts. The bad news is that our all-volunteer organization is now in greater need of financial support to train all these students. Please consider helping us financially, no matter how modest. Thank you.
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