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Welcome to our site! Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife is an educational nonprofit that has been helping people learn about a species that builds the land's best life support system - and about lasting, win-win solutions for beaver/human conflicts for over twenty years.

Play Intro Video to BWWAll species are important in an ecosystem, but keystone species like the beaver run the show by creating vital habitat for wildlife, and valuable natural services for people. Yet only a small fraction of North America's original Castor canadensis population, prior to European settlement, remains today. Asia and Europe had even greater losses of the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber, and many countries are now trying to restore the furry engineers.

While most benefits of beaverworks (dams and wetlands) are hidden, they are nonetheless very real. This species can be an important ally in solving the earth's major environmental problems.

When conflicts with beavers arise, Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife (BWW) suggests first identifying the specific problem, and then using environmentally sound, cost-effective methods for lasting solutions. Being proactive is best, but often people create a beaver management plan when it is needed. More and more, individuals, communities, agencies and others are opting to save money, lives and the environment with win-win solutions.

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What's New

Secrets of Wetlands Birds, BWW's Annual Meeting on April 23

 Matt Perry will present Secrets of Wetlands Birds, a new video and talk, on Wednes., April 23 at 6:30 pm at the Basloe Library in Herkimer, NY.  Perry, who is Conservation Director at Spring Farm CARES, is well known for his wonderful wildlife videos.

International Beaver Day is April 7, a Monday this year.

But it's fine to celebrate our best keystone species anytime in April and we'll send you a BWW multimedia program or short video to help. Just let us know your plans

Bring back beavers to stop flooding, urges Mammal Society.   In the aftermath of the recent severe flooding... Read More

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Have you checked the BWW Facebook Page lately?  Hope you’ll “like” it.

 

Beaver trap breaks man's leg…. Read More

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Putting Nuisance Beavers to Work:   With their strong buck teeth and flat tails, beavers are the engineers of the natural world. Read More.

 

As people have more "Fracking-related health problems...", what does this imply for aquatic animals that have more exposure to polluted air and water?

See also "Fracking—the Rest of the Story".

 

A win-win for beavers, humans and our habitat 

Beavers are mobile creatures in water but not so fleet ...  Read More.

 

Belarus Beaver “Attack” was Self Defense, according to Beaver Expert Dietland Muller-Schwarze

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Beavers can help us avoid disasters, like the on-going wildfires in the US West, where there are widespread droughts, and the current flood damage along the Mississippi River due to high water breaching levees. See the article Beaver Wetlands.

 

 

Birmingham lawyers: Settlement on table with feds over fish kill [after removing a beaver dam] 

Nearly $3 million in federal penalties against Birmingham… Read More

Background article: $4 million fines for destroying beaver dam

Wildlife Services Sued

Wildlife Services (WS) is being sued because the agency’s wildlife damage program is based on outdated science and uses indiscriminate methods.… Read More  

Newspaper article on “The killing agency…”

 

 


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