Could beavers reduce costly flood damage in your area? Having beaver dams upstream can significantly decrease such damage downstream, according to a recent study of the animal engineers’ impact in the Milwaukee River watershed. A slide show: https://youtu.be/_Q_7xr0N2CU explains how beaver dams slow streams’ flow.
BWW gave a beaver program during an April 20 North Country Wild Care meeting via Zoom, North Country Wild Care is an organization of wildlife rehabilitators in 8 upstate New York counties that maintains a hotline 518/964-6740 for people to report and find help for wild species in distress. BWW’s Sharon Brown, who’d been a...Read More
Celebrate International Beaver Day* on April 7 with the online California Beaver Summit that afternoon and a second session on April 9. 19 beaver experts will present short programs during the two half-day sessions from 1-5 pm (PT). After registering in advance at https://cabeaversummit.org, you can watch live on Zoom, according to your time zone....Read More
As record-breaking wildfires rage in the West and heat-fueled storms cause major damage elsewhere, our president calls climate change a “hoax.” Pres. Trump’s administration keeps on quietly stripping away hard-fought, vital protections (over 100 environmental laws rolled back) for clean air, clean water, and our public wild lands. We can end the disastrous anti-science policies...Read More
Good ways exist to celebrate International Beaver Day 2020, April 7, or later in April, Beaver Awareness Month— even with “stay-at-home” guidelines. They only prohibit outdoor activities where people gather together without social distancing. It’s still fine to walk to a beaver pond alone, or with others who stay 6 feet apart. Spending time in...Read More
Owen Brown, President of Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife (BWW), and Sharon Brown, wildlife biologist at the educational nonprofit, were given the “BeaverCON 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award” at a March 3-5 conference in Baltimore, MD. Mike Callahan, President of the Beaver Institute, gave them the award, and remarked, “For me, this is personal. The Browns were...Read More
Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife responded to a surge in requests in 2019 by doing more consults and outreach than ever. This included giving beaver programs for the Great Swamp Conservancy, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC), Sacandaga Garden Club, a Rochester, NY climbing venue, Shawangunk Nature Preserve, and the Boquet River Association, among others (Photo shows...Read More