Best Management Practices for Beaver Control-Becket

Date: 5/24/2019 7:30 AM - 5/24/2019 2:30 PM

Location: Becket Town Hall
557 Main St., Lower Level Community Room

Becket, 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.

See the Course Flyer for more information

**Please park at the Park next door to Town Hall


First Name Affiliation
Matthew Town of Chesterfield
Mark Town of Peru
Brad Town of Sandisfield
Ed Town of Tolland
Diane CT Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Adam Town of Tolland
Colin Town of Orange
Paul Town of New Marlborough
Robert Town of Tolland
Charles Town of New Marlborough
Nathan Town of Becket
Donald Town of Becket
Julie CT Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Albert Town of Worthington
Keith Town of Otis
Jane Town of Orange
Justin Town of Peru
Emily Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
Johanna City of Northampton
  • 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.