Beaver Management: DIY or Professional Instruction

Whether you are a property owner with a single beaver problem to manage, or someone who wants to join the growing ranks of beaver management professionals, the Beaver Institute can help you.

If you have a single beaver-related flooding problem to resolve, our online self-paced instructional videos can show you how to build and install successful water control devices (flow devices) to resolve it. If after watching our training videos you would like additional assistance for your specific conflict site, the Beaver Institute offers a site specific consultation service. With our remote site assessment abilities we can provide you with a beaver management plan tailored to your site and needs. With our assistance you’ll be able to resolve your beaver problem in the best manner possible. Click Here for more information.

Or, you would you like to get paid doing rewarding outdoor work that improves watersheds, biodiversity and wetland ecosystems? Want a full or part time job working outdoors, saving a valuable Keystone species and all the species that rely on it? Don’t mind getting wet or muddy? Or, are you interested in starting a volunteer group to save beavers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Beaver Institute has professional trainings and 1:1 mentoring available 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  For more information click Here.

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Get professional training and feel the deep inner satisfaction of solving real problems for real people, and at the same time help to actually restore our natural world!

The Beaver Institute is proud to offer the only comprehensive course teaching these advanced beaver management skills. This professional training program was developed by our President, Mike Callahan, who personally mentors each student during and even after the training course. 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

Upon graduation from our professional course you can request membership to our Beaver Corps network of professional beaver managers. Beaver Corps members get listed on our website, and we refer property owners with beaver issues in their area to them.

Both our DIY and our Professional Beaver Control Training Courses can be done at your own pace. For a Free Introduction 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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