Best Management Practices for Beaver Control-Whately

Date: 5/14/2019 7:30 AM - 5/14/2019 2:30 PM

Location: Whately Town Offices
4 Sandy Lane
South Deerfield, 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
Fran Town of Whately
Rick Town of Pelham
Keith Town of Whately
Garrett Town of Hatfield
Craig Town of Hubbardston
Travis Town of Hubbardston
Joe Town of Rutland
Anne Town of South Hadley
Robert Town of Hubbardston
Larry Town of Warwick
George Town of Sunderland
Helena Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
David Town of Leverett
Neil Town of Hubbardston
Jacob Town of Hubbardston
Mark Town of Hatfield
Tim Town of Harvard
Chris Town of Rutland
Benjamin Town of Hubbardston
Geoffrey Town of Longmeadow
Matthew Town of Chesterfield
Richard Town of Phillipston
  • 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.