Helping people and communities to live alongside beavers again.

After humans, beavers alter their environment more than any other organism on the planet. This ability to create wetlands by building dams plays a crucial role in freshwater ecology, species biodiversity, riparian restoration and provides important services such as water management but it can create conflicts in modern, often heavily modified landscapes.

The majority of these conflicts relate to foraging, damming and burrowing in unwanted areas but most of these can be managed by well-established techniques. Find out more about various beaver management techniques below or contact our restoration team for further information and support.

Our Team Are Here To Help
Dr Roisin Campbell-Palmer
Restoration Manager
Robert Needham
Restoration Coordinator
Chris Jones
Communities Director

Our restoration team have worked on beaver reintroduction projects across Europe and are highly experienced in beaver management and conflict resolution. If you own or manage land affected by beavers email them at management@beavertrust.org for FREE advice or to request a site visit.

Beaver Conflict Advice
Beaver Foraging

Beavers fell trees for food and construction materials, but tree felling can be undesirable and occasionally hazardous. Protecting a tree from beaver browsing can be simple inexpensive and quick.

Beaver Damming

Beavers build dams for protection from predators, but sometimes these dams can cause flooding issues for people. There are a number of management techniques which can be employed to resolve this.

Beaver Burrowing

Where the bans of a watercourse allow, beavers will excavate burrows instead of building lodges. This can cause bank erosion and undermine infrastructure.

Trapping & Lethal Control

As a last resort trapping & lethal control may be considered where beaver activities are impacting land-use, infrastructure and livelihoods.