Supporting beaver and native wildlife habitat
on Oregon high desert landscapes

HOWDY NEIGHBOR! Live along the Deschutes River? Learn more about your wild River Neighbors.

Beaver Works strives to help people live in harmony with beavers - whose presence is vital for native wildlife, for enhancing water availability, and for beautiful streams and rivers. We offer landowner and land steward support services and share beaver ecology and behavior.

We understand that for river neighbors, beavers’ tree chewing, damming, and flooding can feel like a real problem. We are here to help. The good news is that there are proven win-win solutions.

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“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

— Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

Beavers are shapers of the river ecosystem. They are keystone species, meaning their presence and habitat-creating roles are essential for a thriving ecosystem. A keystone is the rock that holds an entire arch in place—remove it and the arch crumbles.

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Attentions river neighbors! Contact the Beaver Response Team for humane solutions and tips to living well with beavers. Whether beaver are giving you a headache or you would like to invite them in, we can help. Call our Beaver Solutions Hotline: 541-362-1024


For beavers to succeed as a keystone species, they must have the right conditions for a successful “beaverhood” — like the right mix and quantity of native trees to ensure thriving colonies or family units. We guide restoration objectives on the habitat beaver need to actively recolonize.


Beavers are amazing! We love to share what we know and celebrate people who are making a difference on their lands. We want to hear from you and offer ways to be in the field with beavers and streams. Check out our volunteer opportunities, our trail camera loan program, our Beaver Tales blog, and videos from local beaver sightings.