BeaverCON is a biennial, international conference on the east coast of the United States for professionals, researchers and practitioners to learn what works in beaver conflict management and methods to partner with beavers to cost-effectively restore watersheds and build climate resilience. BeaverCON was inspired by the west coast SURCP State of the Beaver Conference in Oregon, and will be held on alternating years.

Our inaugural conference, BeaverCON 2020 was held from March 3- 5, 2020 near Baltimore, MD. It was a huge success with over 160 attendees from North America and Europe.

Our second conference, BeaverCON 2022, was held from 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.


All presentations are available to view, for free, on our Youtube


iBeaver: A Community Science App – Mae Lacey & Aaron Hall, PhD 

Planning for Beavers, and the four stages of beaver acceptance – Jennifer Vanderhoof

Hydrological Impact of Beaver Habitat Restoration in the Milwaukee River Watershed – Bob Boucher

Beaver Facilitated Conversion of a Baseflow Stream Channel Restoration to a 0-Stage Channel – Joe Berg, Laura Kelm, & Doug Streaker

Beavers in the Netherlands: lessons learned and to be learned? – Britt van Zelst

Relationships Between Beavers, Karst Fens, and the Legacy of Relict Species in Missouri – Frank Nelson

Dammed If You Do, Dammed If You Don’t – Alexa Whipple


  • Restoration Professionals
  • Land Use Managers
  • Road/Infrastructure Specialists
  • Ecologists
  • Engineers
  • Policy makers
  • State and Federal Agencies

BeaverCON Website