BeaverCON embraces Nature’s Chief Engineer, the mighty beaver, through a biennial, international conference on the East Coast of the United States.
In recent years an increasing body of knowledge has demonstrated the many benefits of beavers, as well as innovative, cost-effective methods to manage them. North America’s most valuable Keystone species, the beaver, can naturally restore healthy streams and watersheds, improve water quality and storage, combat climate change, increase biodiversity and even recover endangered species, including salmon.
The Vision for creating the BeaverCON conference is to bring professionals, practitioners, and others dealing with beaver issues and wetland restoration together on the East Coast to share the latest research and best management practices for “Nature’s Engineer”, the North American beaver. An international field of scientists, researchers, practitioners and authors gathered near Baltimore, MD in March 2020 for our inaugural BeaverCON 2020 conference to share landscape scale restoration methods using beaver, the latest scientific research, and how to cost-effectively resolve beaver problems. Over 160 individuals attended this landmark event.
The State of the Beaver, a biennial conference held in Oregon, was the inspiration for this conference. We hope to add to the momentum and assistance that the State of the Beaver has provided to the restoration community, land managers and others by hosting an east coast conference on alternating years with the west coast conference.
This year’s 2022 Conference will highlight the important connection between beavers and climate resilience. Beaver-created wetlands boost climate resilience by increasing biodiversity, storing water that recharges groundwater while creating natural wildfire breaks, reducing storm flood events, and more!
We look forward to gathering with like-minded individuals and organizations in our quest to get The Mighty Beaver a seat at the climate change table.
BeaverCON is a biennial, international conference on the east coast of the United States for professionals, researchers and practitioners to learn what works in beaver conflict management and watershed restoration.
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