BeaverCON 2024 will occur at the University of Colorado (CU) – Boulder from October 20-23, 2024.

Room blocks are reserved at Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn. Secure your reservation today!

Registration info and a request for abstracts will be available on this page by late winter // early spring. We’re now accepting conference sponsors at all levels. For more info please email beavercon2024@gmail.com.

Sponsor BeaverCON 2024!

Inspired by the SURCP State of the Beaver Conference in Oregon — BeaverCON is held on alternating years. Professionals, researchers, practitioners, and the general public gather to learn and exchange ideas through a formal program of presentations, workshops and other social and educational events. The conference is an opportunity for a disparate variety of professions to collectively learn, network, and imagineer nature-based solutions utilizing beaver-related restoration. Past attendees have included:

  • Stream and Beaver Restoration Professionals
  • Land Use Managers
  • Road/Infrastructure Specialists​
  • Ecologists, Biologists, Geomorphologists, Geologists
  • Policymakers
  • Engineers
  • Tribal, State & Federal Agencies
  • Non-profit Leaders
  • Trappers
  • Ranchers & Farmers
  • Artists
  • And beyond (which might include you!)
BeaverCON 2022 Planning Committee

Get to Know BeaverCON

In recent years an increasing body of knowledge has demonstrated the many benefits of beavers, as well as innovative, cost-effective methods to manage them. North America’s most valuable Keystone species, the beaver, can naturally restore healthy streams and watersheds, improve water quality and storage, combat climate change, increase biodiversity and even recover endangered species, including salmon.

The vision for BeaverCON is to bring professionals, practitioners, and others dealing with beaver issues and wetland restoration together on to share the latest research and best management practices for “Nature’s Engineer”, the North American beaver.

Click here to sponsor BeaverCON 2024!

BeaverCON 2020

Our inaugural conference, BeaverCON 2020, was held March 3 – 5, 2020 near Baltimore, MD. It was a huge success with over 160 attendees from North America and Europe. At the conference it was clear,”…across more than 30 presentations at BeaverCon, one theme consistently emerged: We humans need a major re-education on the place of beavers in our landscape (with the exception of many Indigenous peoples who have maintained traditional ecological knowledge). Western society needs more beaver believers, which is to say, we need to rethink the path towards healthy watersheds.” Read more coverage of BeaverCON 2020 from Jennifer Sherry’s post (NRDC).

For conference photos, additional speaker information and a list of our sponors please visit the BeaverCON archives.

Beaver illustration

BeaverCON 2022

Our second conference, BeaverCON 2022, was held June 13-16, 2022 near Baltimore, MD. We had 200 attendees with 48 presenters from the United States, Canada, Wales, the Netherlands, and England. A wrap-up video details the highlights of the conference.

BeaverCON 2022 highlighted the important connection between beavers and climate resilience. Beaver-created wetlands boost climate resilience by increasing biodiversity, storing water that recharges groundwater while creating natural wildfire breaks, reducing storm flood events, and more!

Many presentations are available to watch from both 2020 and 2022 on our Beaver Institute YouTube Channel.

Dr. Glynnis A. Hood, Professor of Environmental Science

“BeaverCON brings together the newest ideas in beaver ecology and management, and the people who make things happen.”

Dr. Glynnis A. Hood, Professor of Environmental Science