Best Management Practices for Beaver Control-Wenham

Date: 5/29/2019 7:30 AM - 5/29/2019 2:30 PM

Location: Wenham Hamilton Public Library
14 Union Street

South Hamilton, Massachusetts




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.

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First Name Affiliation
Keith Town of Wenham
Travis Town of Wenham
Patrick DeRosa Environmental Consulting
wayne Town of West Newbury
Gregory Town of Wenham
Melissa Town of Wenham
Mark Town of Danvers
Catherine Town of Ipswich
Chuck Town of Danvers DPW Street
Vicki Town of Ipswich
Richard Town of West Newbury
Jennifer Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC)
Leo Town of Wenham
James City of Peabody
Erin Town of Danvers
Jim Town of Ipswich
Kevin Town of Saugus
Ken Town of Essex
  • 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.