Best Management Practices for Beaver Control-Natick

Date: 6/6/2019 7:30 AM - 6/6/2019 2:30 PM

Location: Natick Public Safety Training Center
20 East Central Street

Natick, Massachusetts



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Course Description
Culverts under siege by persistent beaver damming? Roads being flooded and town residents exasperated?  This workshop will cover beaver behavior, best management practices, and Massachusetts regulations and permitting process.  Learn about pond-leveler pipes and culvert protection strategies.  Includes afternoon site visits for hands-on location-specific analysis.  Dress for the elements!

Target Audience
This workshop series is geared for DPW/Highway Department personnel.  Private sector participants with an interest in the subject matter are welcome.

See the Course Flyer for more information


**Please park in the lot on South Avenue behind Police and Fire; Parking passes will be emailed prior to the class.

First Name Affiliation
John Town of Natick
Thomas Town of Natick
Kevin Town of Westminster
Elizabeth Town of Wellesley
Kyle City of Framingham DPW
Sean Town of Medway
Brian Town of Sudbury
JaiKaur Town of Millis Board of Health
Brooks City of Framingham DPW
William Town of Natick DPW
James Town of Millis
John Town of Millis
Nicholas Town of Holliston
Domonic Town of Sudbury
George Town of Wellesley
Robert Town of Holliston
Jim Town of Natick
Leslee Town of Medfield
  • Mike Callahan
    President at Beaver Institute, Inc.

    Michael Callahan is the founder of the Beaver Institute Inc. He received a B.A. from St. Michael’s College and worked for 20 years as a Physician Assistant providing medical care to under-served populations. He began working with beavers in 1998 after founding the Pioneer Valley Wetland Volunteers with his wife Ruth. In 2000 he started his business Beaver Solutions LLC and has personally resolved over 1,500 beaver-human conflicts. His clients include over 70 municipal highway departments and MassDOT. He has gained an international reputation as a leader in innovative beaver management. He teaches beaver workshops, started the online Beaver Management Forum on Facebook, and created instructional materials though which he and the Beaver Institute teach others how to cost-effectively manage beavers.