And thank you for your interest in supporting beaver and native wildlife habitat on our Oregon high desert landscapes.
Beaver Works Oregon is the growing vision of dedicated volunteers working to build this effort and activities as a program under Think Wild (Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center), in Bend.
If you're a conservation/restoration agency or landholder interested in technical support around a problem beaver, or interested in a beaver habitat assessment, please reach us direct at 541-362-1024.
Want to help make this work possible with a financial or equipment donation to the Beaver Works Oregon program? CLICK HERE TO DONATE
-Reese, Nick and Marleigh - Summer 2022
OUR 2022 FOCUS AREAS
Landholder Engagement and Support Program
* Providing solutions and support to mitigate beaver problems around infrastructure and agriculture
* Technical Assistance on the conditions needed for successful beaver settlement, within a watershed or sub-basin.
* Community workshops on "living with beaver" within the Deschutes River Basin
Community Outreach and Education
* Speaking on beaver history, challenges (barriers to fuller success on the landscape) and our vision for beaver on the landscape
* Providing beaver expertise/curriculum and programming to classrooms and related nonprofits
* Collaboration - and coordination - with other beaver related and restoration nonprofits throughout the U.S. and Europe
* Capturing and sharing Beaver Tales (stories from around Oregon, of beavers on the land) (seeking funding)
* Monitoring beaver and wildlife movements through the Deschutes River basin, sharing observations and trail camera footage in Field Reports
The "BeWo" Crew in the field around eastern Oregon and Washington.
Reese Mercer - Program Director
Spearheads Beaver Works program strategy and systems, and building landholder, agency, and nonprofit partner relationships.
Nick Kilby - Wildlife and Habitat Field Technician
Marleigh Dunning - Research Assistant
Marleigh interns for Beaver Works, bringing research skills and analysis to the Beaver Works team to further understanding of beavers on the landscape in Eastern Oregon, past and present.
Volunteers Rachel and Mary