Effective Beaver Management - Virtual Classroom

Date: 11/17/2021 9:00 AM - 11/17/2021 11:30 AM

Location: Virtual





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Course Description
Beavers are starting to get ready for winter now, so their tree cutting and damming are about to kick into high gear! Road culverts are the most common beaver damming locations. Nearly every road culvert can be protected from beaver damming. Attend this training and find out how you can protect your road culverts. These techniques will save you time, money, aggravation and improve road safety. 

Target Audience
Anyone responsible for maintaining roadways, especially in areas where beaver habitat meets the road would benefit from this training session. Private sector participants with an interest in the subject matter are welcome.

exclamation point alert imageIMPORTANT: 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.

First Name Affiliation
Joseph Town of Dedham
Kenneth Town of Middleton DPW
Kristin Town of Middleton DPW
Jeffrey Town of Dudley
Theresa City of Tigard (OR)
Rian City of Tigard (OR)
Bob Town of Templeton DPW
  • 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.