New BWW Website
Brad Lewthwaite, Senior Art Director at Trainor and Website Developer Zubair Aziz stand before BWW’s new Home Page (BeaversWW.org). We are grateful to them and to Trainor Associates for their fine pro bono work in updating our educational nonprofit’s website.
COEXIST WITH BEAVERS TO REDUCE FLOOD DAMAGE
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 Gives Program on Zoom
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
California Beaver Summit
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
Earth on the Ballot
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
Celebrate International Beaver Day 2020!
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
BWW Leaders Given Lifetime Award
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
BeaverCON 2020, March 3-5
BeaverCON 2020 is the first major beaver conference www.BeaverCON.org on the East coast in decades! If you can’t attend this three-day event in Maryland, Malcolm Kenton, BWW’s Social Media Coordinator, will be live blogging photos and more at Facebook.com/BeaversWW/posts.
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