Has a bucktoothed neighbor moved in? Are local residents felling trees with their teeth? Clark Fork Coalition, in partnership with National Wildlife Federation and Defenders of Wildlife, have launched the Beaver Conflict Resolution Program to reduce conflicts between humans and beavers.
As Montana and the West face a hotter and drier future, more beavers on our landscapes may be just what we need. But beavers have a bad reputation. Nuisance neighbors? Or ecosystem heroes?
Join the Clark Fork Coalition and Great Burn Brewery on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00pm, as we present River News and Brews: Living with Beaver. Take a sip and dip into our pilot project working with different stakeholders to change the perception that beavers are nothing but a nuisance, and address real concerns about the impacts of their natural behavior.
Elissa Chott, Clark Fork Coalition’s beaver conflict resolution technician, will share the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from her field work testing and demonstrating non-lethal beaver conflict resolution techniques.
This event is part of the Coalition’s “River News and Brews” learning series, which keeps citizens informed about hot topics and recent developments in the Clark Fork River watershed.