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14
Dec

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.
16
Mar

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....
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30
Sep

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...
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02
Apr

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...
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29
Mar

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...
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25
Feb

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.  
19
Jan

Surging Requests!

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...
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30
Jun

BWW Consulted at Hewitt Lake

BWW consulted at Hewitt Lake in the Adirondacks in June. It was a perfect, sunny day for a canoe tour. Both the residents and their superintendent want environmentally sound, cost-effective—and lasting methods to coexist with the local beavers. The photo below shows Owen during an earlier visit with some of the lake’s residents.
30
May

Naturalist Jeff Tome Wins BWW Membership

Naturalist Jeff Tome has won a BWW membership for planning a successful April Living with Beavers workshop at the Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown, NY. BWW also consulted about a beaver flow device at the center’s Big Pond to manage the water level.https://www.facebook.com/BeaversWW/photos/a.146503698869821/1280448685475311/?type=3&theater
08
May

Wetland Engineer

Castor canadensis, the American Beaver, a Wetland Ecosystem Engineer By Thomas J. Slabe Wetlands throughout most of North America are highly correlated with the American beaver (Castor canadensis), which before European settlement numbered between 60 – 400 million (Seton, 1929). Today beavers number at around 6 – 12 million (Naiman et al., 1988). Butler and...
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