ABOUT

WELCOME

And thank you for your interest in supporting beaver and native wildlife habitat on our Oregon high desert landscapes.

Beaver Works Oregon is a growing program under Think Wild (Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center), in Central Oregon.

Want to learn more? Reach out to us direct at beavers@thinkwildco.org or signup to receive updates.

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

-The Beaver Works Crew

OUR 2022 FOCUS AREAS

Landholder Engagement and Support Program 
* Providing advice and solutions 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 Oregon high desert region
* Providing habitat restoration services (tree planting, fencing, more) through our Beaver Corps program

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
* Organizer and co-host of the Your Watershed : Community Conversations event series in Crook County
* Collaboration - and coordination - with other beaver related and restoration nonprofits throughout the U.S.
* 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.

Learn more about additional crew members supporting the beaver program in education, outreach and wildlife care and services with our Think Wild team.