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Mission & Vision

The Beaver Institute‘s vision is to restore ecological balance with beavers.

Our mission is to be a catalyst for advancing beaver management and watershed restoration, training mitigation professionals, supporting scientific research, and increasing the public’s appreciation of the beaver’s critical role in creating climate resilient ecosystems.

Our goal is to resolve all beaver-human conflicts in a science-based manner in order to maximize the many benefits that beavers contribute to the environment.

As the only national beaver non-profit, we work locally across North America through our varied programs, empowering individuals and organizations to succeed in beaver management, coexistence, communication, education, and scientific research.

Our Eco-Model of Inclusion

Beaver Institute leads with a love and respect for all living things.

The presence of beaver benefits an entire ecosystem, providing living creatures with safety and the opportunity to flourish. Beaver Institute emulates this interdependence in our relations, creating space where everyone is treated with compassion and respect.

As beavers have been vilified, maligned, and nearly extirpated, we acknowledge the historical imbalance – with nature and with one another – and embrace a diverse coalition who we collaborate with to protect beaver for the benefit of all.

Looking to beaver, we intend that our activities and actions create dams of knowledge, serving as a bridge for those who need it, as well as creating intentional channelized networks of community, empowering and supporting each other toward the collective goal: the protection of beaver for the benefit of all living things.

Accordingly, we arrive with an open heart and embrace all without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristics.

We are all in this together.



Let's Work Together

The Beaver Institute, Inc. continually seeks new individual, regional and national program partners, and individual volunteers to advance our Mission and Vision.

Please contact us if you would like to explore possibility of working together to benefit beavers, wetlands, biodiversity, and us all

Affiliates, Funders & Partners

Animal Welfare Institute, Defenders of Wildlife, William Penn Foundation, Christopher Reynolds Foundation, Grantham Foundation, Fund for Wild Nature, Lawrence Foundation, Rushmore Foundation, John A. and Jane T. Wiederhold Foundation.


Donations and Volunteers

We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers and donors who make it possible for us to do the important work of promoting progressive beaver management, research, and education.

The Beaver institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Thank you for considering contributing to support our Mission and Vision. Thanks to our many volunteers we can get a lot accomplished with the donations we receive.