Beaver Translocation Workshop


Main Campus
Logan, UT 84322
United States

Event Date and Time
September 26th, 2023 at 9:00am to September 28th, 2023 at 5:00pm

Workshop Overview

This is a three-day hands-on, field-based workshop designed for practitioners to learn how to interact with and manage nuisance beavers and to relocate them to areas for stream restoration.

Course Description

Primary Learning Outcomes

This course is designed for individuals and groups who are interested in live trapping and relocating beaver for stream restoration.

  1. Ability to work with landowners in protecting their property while living with beavers when possible.
  2. Knowledge of types of beaver traps and how to properly set them.
  3. Knowledge of how to safely transport beaver.
  4. Ability to handle beavers to collect and record pertinent data after captures.
  5. Knowledge of important components for temporary beaver husbandry.
  6. Ability to select proper relocation areas for release.
  7. Learn how to prepare relocation areas to increase success.

During The Course

We will assume that participants have little or no previous experience working with beaver, but are enthusiastic to learn about them.  You should be able to work in wetlands and riparian areas and carry 25-pound traps. 

Traps and trapping equipment will be provided.  This is a late season workshop. Participants should bring personal field equipment such as boots, gloves, and water.  Rubber boots and/or waders are recommended.