We are at a critical juncture as a species living on earth. In response to the urgency of need, Beaver Institute is rapidly expanding to train more beaver-restoration wetland professionals, mitigate beaver-human conflict, produce and promote science-based research, and activate national momentum toward nature-based solutions. The wetlands beavers create and steward are an ecological and economic solution to the most pressing climate catastrophes: from fires to floods and droughts, to biodiversity and water quality. 

A generous supporter has gifted a $25,000 matching grant for all donations contributed between November 15 and December 31st. Your donation this year will make double the impact! 

Your donation will champion the expansion of our BeaverCorps program, allowing us to train 50 new beaver wetland professionals in 2023, collect and synthesize data on the ecological and economic impact of letting beavers be, and ensure that communities experiencing the worst environmental impacts have practical, climate resilient tools. Donate now!

To avoid additional fees, feel free to mail a check to: 14 Mountain Road, Southampton, MA 01037

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Volunteer Positions Available at the Beaver Institute

Join our All-Volunteer team and feel the satisfaction of making this world a better place.

If you can spare 1 hour a week (10 minutes a day) or more we would like to hear from you. We have a wide selection of volunteer duties that need to be done on a regular basis, so let’s talk so we can find something enjoyable that will also give you a deep sense of satisfaction knowing you are making a real difference in the world. Resolving problems for people and also allowing beavers and the others species that rely on them to live and flourish is very rewarding work!

We have a wide variety of volunteer positions to match you skills and interests. Please consider volunteering your time today!

Beaver Library Volunteer
As a Beaver Library Volunteer, you will assist by reviewing and categorizing various crowdsourced articles, videos, and web links to be added to our extensive online library of beaver information. If you love to research, read, and learn about beavers, we want your help!

Beaver Management Volunteer
As a Beaver Management Volunteer you will receive training to be able to assist anyone who contacts the Beaver Institute requesting assistance or training about how to manage problematic beavers.

Social Media
As a Social Media Volunteer you would help the Beaver Institute connect with the public to support everything we are doing as an organization. We are looking for a volunteer to add to our social media research team!

Beaver Research Volunteer
As a Beaver Research Volunteer you can serve as a liaison between scientific researchers and the Beaver Institute. Primary duties include assisting researchers interested in financial and technical support, and reporting the progress of all Beaver Institute supported research.

Education Volunteer
As an Education Volunteer you will receive training to help you raise public awareness about the value of beavers and the ecosystems they create, either directly as a presenter or by disseminating information to people who contact the Beaver Institute.

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We are extremely grateful to all our donors who make it possible for us to do the important work of supporting and expanding progressive beaver management, research, and educational programs.

The Beaver institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Thank you for considering financially supporting our mission. Your donation is fully tax-deductible.

Please donate now with PayPal, or send a check payable to:

Beaver Institute, Inc.
14 Mountain Road
Southampton, MA 01073



P.S. – Thanks to our all-volunteer staff, we are an extremely frugal organization and can really stretch your dollars a long way for maximum impact!

Legacy Gifts

Make a lasting mark for a better world with a Legacy Gift to the Beaver Institute, Inc., and feel great about it!

You can make a bequest for either a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate. Here is sample language for you to review with your advisers for inclusion in your estate plan.

I give, devise and bequeath to the Beaver Institute, Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Southampton, Massachusetts, $__________ /  __________% of my estate to be used at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Beaver Institute, Inc. for the general purposes the organization, unless otherwise specified as follows:

Because your will is an important legal document, the Beaver Institute, Inc. recommends that you seek professional guidance from an attorney.

We encourage you to share with us the relevant page(s) of your final will which references your wishes for the Beaver Institute, Inc. This will allow us to recognize and thank you, and ensure that your wishes are followed appropriately.

To make a legacy gift, please contact Mike Callahan, Beaver Institute Founder and President, at 413-695-0484 or mike@beaverinstitute.org.

Your legacy gift will help the Beaver Institute achieve our Mission to advance progressive beaver management from coast to coast to promote biodiversity, vibrant ecosystems and healthy watersheds for generations to come! Thank you.