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Best Management Practices for Pond Levelers and Culvert Protection Systems

The two primary categories of beaver flow device solutions are pond levelers and culvert protection systems. The following combination of design fundamentals, best management practices, and site-specific criteria form a set of standards for making, installing, monitoring, and maintaining both culvert protection systems and pond levelers as beaver coexistence solutions. This document is intended to empower the landowners, organizations, municipalities, and wildlife professionals who are interested in finding solutions to ongoing conflicts between human infrastructure and beaver habitat while still retaining the beavers and their benefits. If you would like to install a pond leveler or culvert protection system, use these standards to guide your planning, design, installation, monitoring, and maintenance. If you don’t have the capacity to implement these BMPs, there are an increasing number of trained professionals who can assist in your project. To coordinate your installation with the applicable regulatory agencies, adhere to the state-specific, stepwise permitting process outlined in the document appendices

Solving Beaver Flooding Problems through the Use of Water Flow Control Devices

This paper describes the social and ecological context for current beaver problems, how WFCDs function, gives installation and maintenance tips, and presents results of two surveys that assessed the effectiveness of WFCDs in alleviating beaver flooding problems in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Dam It: Why Beavers Matter

Learn about nature’s most ingenious engineers with Ben Goldfarb, author of “Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.”

Best Management Practices for Beaver Problems, 2005

A study of 482 flow devices by Beaver Solutions LLC in Massachusetts demonstrated that flow devices are the Best Management Practices for beaver dam flooding problems. Published by the Assoc. of MA Wetland Scientists, 2005.

Control of Beaver Flooding at Restoration Projects 2001

Describes alternatives to control undesirable flooding caused by beavers at wetland restoration projects

DVD Review – The Best Management Practices: Long Term Solutions to Beaver Dam Flooding 2010

A review of “The Best Management Practices: Long Term Solutions to Beaver Dam Flooding 2010”, an instructional DVD for flow devices

Getting A-Log: More In Mass. Seek Coexistence With Beavers

WBUR article following Mike Callahan and Beaver Solutions installing a flow device in Millis, MA

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How to Build & Install A Flexpipe

A detailed description on how to install a flow device.

Beavers, and the Connecticut Beaver Initiative

Mike Callahan, President of the nonprofit Beaver Institute discusses beavers, their value, and how to successfully manage beaver problems when they occur. Mike also shares information on the Connecticut Beaver Initiative (CBI) a new grant program to help landowners resolve human-beaver conflicts nonlethally.

The Evolution of Flow Devices Used to Reduce Flooding by Beavers: A Review

This review article traced the origin of non-lethal tools used to reduce beaver flooding as far back as the early 20th century.

Beavers: Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series

The focus of this publication is to provide basic information on beaver ecology, damage, and management.

Landowner Resources – The Miistakis Institute

A collection of self-help information and videos for landowners experiencing a beaver conflict.

The Clemson Pond Leveler

Educational article on building a Clemson Pond Leveler

Beaver Management Flow Device Study 2003

A 2003 landmark study of flow device success rates at 277 beaver-human conflict sites in Massachusetts.