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This workshop was not possible without the help from Dane Durham, Eagle Scout candidate. By selecting this workshop as an Eagle project, Dane was able to enlist the help of members of his troop, Troop 777 sponsored by the First Central Christian Churchs to hand deliver over 75 invitations to residents along Mink Creek in Bannock County. Over 20 people attended!
Thank you to the Shaws, who were gracious enough to allow us to set up the workshop on their pasture on Mink Creek. I met the Shaws several years ago explaining to them that if the irrigation company would remove the debris from the area (or burn it) when their pump inlet was un-clogged after beaver clogged it, that beaver would be less likely to repeat the job. So far, this has worked.
Idaho Master Naturalists attended from the area and participated in the workshop. We are grateful to Paul Allen and company for attending and learning about some of the techniques available to thwart beavers' actions without killing them. Thank you, Paul!
The workshop will be held in the lower pasture at Dr. Jim Shaw's property, iin the lower pasture. Please follow signs and be respectful to the Shaws who were gracious enough to allow us to use their pasture
While we don't and didn't charge any admission for this workshop, your donations help us by paying for fuel, materials and food. (Click the "Donate" button at the top of the page.
Use our contact form here. Be sure to include "Workshop" in the subject line.
We promote co-existing with beaver. We can talk all we want about relocating beaver, but until we first figure how to live with them, it's a risky proposition. Donate and help us construct non-lethal mitigation structures. ($2,000)
Coming this summer, join us for popcorn and movies. We feature the movie "Beaver Believers" featuring testimonials from those who help make beaver part of our nation's future, not a footnote in history. Your donation helps us rent the movie.($440)
"We like having beaver in our neighborhood because we then have a fire pond that the pumper trucks can access and pull 2,000 gallons per minute to help fight fires"
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One of the main reasons beaver are killed is not for their fur, but to get them out of the way. We work so hard to build our roads and canals, that when we have any kind of issue with them, we destroy the source of the problem. This includes beaver. By donating to our cause, you help fund the fuel, insurance, materials and tools that we need to keep beaver from making too much mischief. Your donation helps with this effort. Our last beaver deceiver cost $4,500 to install!
Your watershed is like your community: Respect it and it will take care of you. (Video by Mitch Popa)
The "Canadian Wannabe Swamp Donkeys" patrolling for beaver during BeaverCount (DV-1)
Plugged culvert? Trying installing a BeaverDeciever (tm). We can help. Fill out a questionnaire here.
Reverse Rendezvous coming in April
Are we racing towards drought? Will there be sufficient water for the future? What are the solutions. Check out our newest video that answers some of these questions
Flat-tailers are what we call our beaver volunteers. Please donate to help them continue their studies in outdoor leadership.
Deep snow? Cold weather? Not a problem for this year's Flat-tailers. Check out the updates here!
Want a deeper dive on beaver behavior? What about conflicts? Water quality? Learn more by consulting these resources
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Want to help in other ways? We may need material or services. Perhaps we are looking for some truck hauling or something you can do from home? Click the "Volunteer" button below and find a list of services or other ways you can help. You might be surprised! (Photo: ISU leadership students help others by leading them on snowshoe excursions into the Watershed.
Joan is showing a future flat-tailer how beavers help with the watershed
We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the natural world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless volunteers, we organize fundraisers, fund community-building events, and host in-depth training for our volunteers.
Are you passionate about watershed conservation? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! beaver conservation beaver damage control
Thank you to all who helped out with BeaverDamJam-Idaho. Special thanks to those who donated items for the Raffle (Sportsmans and CAL Ranch); the silent auction (to many to count) and Countless volunteers who helped. Also, special shout out to Teran Engle who ran the sound for us. You rocked it!