Beaver Control Specialist - Certification 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

Each successful graduate will be certified by the Beaver Institute as a qualified Beaver Control Specialist. Our certification entitles you to be listed on our website as a recommended Beaver Control Specialist, and you will receive Beaver Institute referrals to property owners in your area with beaver concerns.

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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Comprehensive Beaver Management Manual

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook June 2017

The Beaver Restoration Guide is an excellent resource regarding beavers and beaver management. It was updated in June 2017.

More Beaver Management Manuals

Wildlife 2000 Beaver Manual

Animal Alliance Beaver Manual 2015

Animal Protection of New Mexico Manual 2011

OR Forestry Beaver Manual 2016

Self-Help Instructional Videos

Introduction to Water Control Devices

How-To Install a Pond Leveler Pipe

This high-quality flow device instructional video normally sells for $29.95 plus shipping and handling. Thanks to the generosity of the Animal Welfare Institute and Beaver Solutions LLC we are pleased to be able to offer it to you free of charge. If you found it helpful, please consider joining the Beaver Institute and making a donation so that we can continue to offer free services such as these videos to people like yourself. Thank you.

How-To Install a Culvert Protective Fence

This high-quality flow device instructional video normally sells for $29.95 plus shipping and handling. Thanks to the generosity of the Animal Welfare Institute and Beaver Solutions LLC we are pleased to be able to offer it to you free of charge. If you found it helpful, please consider joining the Beaver Institute and making a donation so that we can continue to offer free services such as these videos to people like yourself. Thank you.

How-To Protect Culverts and Drainage Structures

This high-quality flow device instructional video normally sells for $29.95 plus shipping and handling. Thanks to the generosity of the Animal Welfare Institute and Beaver Solutions LLC we are pleased to be able to offer it to you free of charge. If you found it helpful, please consider joining the Beaver Institute and making a donation so that we can continue to offer free services such as these videos to people like yourself. Thank you.

Beaver Pond Leveler Pipe Installation Time lapse - Art Wolinsky

Martinez Beavers: Installing a Flexible Leveler – NatGeo

Pond Leveler Installation at Farrar Pond in Lincoln, MA - Harold McAleer

How to Install a Clemson Pond Leveler by JFNew

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