State of the Beaver 2015


The State of the Beaver 2015 Conference

February 18th, 19th and 20th 2015

We need water! We want our native salmon runs back! And we want them for less cost, no additional taxes and less paper work! Welcome to the State of the Beaver 2015 Conference where we will learn to work with beavers to gain their benefits and minimize the problems they can cause.

Follow any of the links on this page to learn more. These links will direct you to all the information you need to know concerning the February 18th, 19th and 20th 2015, conference focused on Castor canadensis. Direct all questions concerning the conference to either or We will reply as soon as possible

The Beaver Advocacy Committee

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BAC was formed within SURCP January 2007. BAC is chaired by Leonard Houston and co-chaired by Lois Houston, in consultation with SURCP directors, Stanley Petrowski and Steve Egbert. The Beaver Advocacy Committee operates within the by-laws of The South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership and has the full benefits and privileges of SURCP's 501c3 non-profit status. All donations are tax deductible.

BAC Beaver and the Beaver Habitat Restoration Project Mission Statement:

The Beaver Advocacy Committee (BAC) will be an advocate of restoring viable beaver populations with the purpose establishing wetlands to enhance coho salmon, salmonid and aquatic species populations. It will do this through the following means:

1.Rescue threatened and unwanted beavers and relocate them to ecologically viable regions (beaver habitat) that can sustain them.
2.In cooperation with State and Federal agencies, locate and index ideal zones for beaver habitat restoration and initiate a scientific baseline for beaver restoration projects.
3.On the ground ecological restoration of beaver habitats that have been damaged in historical beaver populated watersheds.
4.The establishment of and bio-physical monitoring of viable beaver colonies.
5.Development of an educational program to facilitate public awareness of the quintessential role Castor Canadensis plays as a keystone species in every aspect of the health and well being of the watershed and its attendant dependent species.
6.To engender public participation and advocacy for all aspects of restoration ecology through beaver recovery and wetlands development.
To propagate, disseminate understanding of and assist in the implementing of non-lethal beaver management technologies.