Best Management Practices for Beaver Control-Lowell

Date: 6/12/2019 7:30 AM - 6/12/2019 2:30 PM

Location: Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility
451 First St. Blvd. (Route 110)

Lowell, 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

First Name Affiliation
Bob City of Lowell
Lyndsay Wright Pierce Environmental Engineering
Brent Town of Stow Highway Department
Michael Town of Tyngsborough
Keith Tewksbury State Hospital
Lisa Town of Salisbury
Edwin Town of Tyngsborough
Chris City of Woburn
Carl Town of Bedford DPW
Alicia Northern Middlesex Council of Governments
James Town of Tyngsborough
Dylan City of Worcester Water & Sewer Operations
Chad City of Worcester Water & Sewer Operations
Chris Town of Stow
William Tewksbury State Hospital
David Town of Tyngsborough
Adrienne Town of Bedford DPW
Mike Town of Bedford 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.