Beaver Corps Training Program
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 individual for the “Beaver Corps”.
What is the Beaver Corps? The Beaver Corps is a new group of Beaver Institute trained professionals across North America who know how to non-lethally resolve human-beaver conflicts. They advocate and promote coexistence with beavers, an invaluable Keystone species and know how to solve beaver problems for landowners in a long-term, cost-effective, humane and environmentally friendly manner.
The Beaver Institute is proud to offer the only comprehensive, online and mentoring course teaching progressive beaver management. This training program was created by our President, Mike Callahan, who developed the curriculum and personally mentors each student during and after the training. 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
The first step is to sign up for our free online basic training. You will learn the basics of building and installing successful water control devices to resolve beaver dam flooding problems. Simply click HERE and sign up for free. Upon completion of the basic training those interested in advanced training must pass an exam to be admitted into the Beaver Corps Training Program. This program includes 1:1 mentoring with Mike Callahan and other Beaver Institute instructors as needed. It will teach you the skills required to professionally manage human-beaver conflicts.
Upon successful completion of the Beaver Corps Training Program you will qualify for listing on our website as a Recommended Beaver Corps Specialist. Once you are listed the Beaver Institute can refer property owners to you who need assistance with beaver issues in your area.
Our Beaver Corps Specialist course can be done at your own pace, and the online basic trainings are FREE and without obligation. To learn more simply click HERE.
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.
For more information click HERE.
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.