Beaver Control Specialist - Online Course

Want a rewarding environmental job restoring streams, biodiversity and valuable wetland ecosystems? Want a career or part time job working in nature, saving valuable wildlife? Interested in starting an ecology-focused volunteer group? Don’t mind getting wet or muddy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Beaver Institute has an opportunity for you. We are currently recruiting 100 individuals across the U.S. who want to learn how to non-lethally resolve human-beaver conflicts to promote coexistence with beavers, an important Keystone species.

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Get trained and feel the deep inner satisfaction of solving real problems for people while at the same time helping to save our natural world.

The Beaver Institute is proud to offer the only comprehensive, on-line certification course teaching progressive beaver management. This training program was developed by our President, Mike Callahan, who personally mentors each student during the training course and even after graduation. All students learn the same successful, innovative beaver management techniques that he has successfully used since 1998 to resolve over 1,500 beaver-human conflicts.

“I can’t promise you will resolve over 1,500 beaver conflicts, but I can promise that we will give you the skills to do it.” – Mike Callahan

As a successful Beaver Institute course graduate you will become a Beaver Control Specialist, which qualifies you to be listed on our website as a Recommended Beaver Control Specialist. Then the Beaver Institute will refer property owners to you who are requesting assistance with beaver issues in your area.

Our Beaver Control Specialist certification course can be done at your own pace. To receive Lesson 1 Free and our Course Outline please click HERE.

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Beaver Management Workshops

The Beaver Institute offers educational presentations and hands-on workshops upon request. Our trainings are tailored for each specific audience and can include information on beaver behavior and biology, the value of beaver created ecosystems, and beaver conflict resolution techniques. Hands-on workshops can also give attendees valuable experience building and installing effective water control devices.

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Types of Workshops

Ohio DOT Staff Workshop, Cincinnati, OH

Individual Beaver Control Workshop (in MA)

Corporate Beaver Workshop in MA for Ecotone Inc, MD

“A one-week workshop with the Beaver Institute has given Ecotone the necessary tools to succeed in beaver management in the MD/VA region. Hands on training allowed for our employees to understand and replicate the construction and techniques used when installing and monitoring flow devices. Not only are we able to now build our own flow devices, but Mike was also able to convey the fundamental ecological importance that beaver management provides.”  Clay W., Ecotone Inc.

Oranogan County Highway Department Workshop, Chesaw, WA