Best Management Practices for Beaver Control - Virtual Classroom

Date: 8/17/2021 9:00 AM - 8/17/2021 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual


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Capacity:

11/30



Overview

Course Description

The course will cover basic beaver behavior, biology and ecological impacts. An emphasis will be on beaver issues as they relate to municipal road and asset damage, steps to address these issues, and the rules/regs related to dealing with beavers.

Target Audience

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

After registering you will receive a link in your confirmation email to pre-register for the Zoom virtual class.

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at scottrell@umass.edu or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Victor TEC Inc
Sandra Nitsch Engineering
Jennifer The Nature Conservancy CO
Benjamin Town of Andover
Jennifer Town of Franklin
Peter New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT)
Joseph Town of Dedham
Luke Town of Holden
Tom Town of Needham
Jeffrey Town of Dudley
Travis Town of Paxton DPW
Instructors
  • 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.