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Information and Resources for Beaver Management

Information and Resources for Beaver Management

King County Beaver Management Technical Paper #3 goes into detail about many aspects of beaver life history and ecology. 



Technical Assistance

  • Beavers Northwest is a non-profit based out of the King-Snohomish county area of Washington State. They that specializes in providing technical support to property owners who are experiencing beaver conflicts.
  • Washington State supports live beaver trapping and relocation, which can be used in certain circumstances.

Beaver Management Devices

Below are links to various types of hydraulic solutions to beaver flooding.

Washington Hunting and Trapping

Beavers in the News

The New York Times, September 6, 2022: It was War. Then a Rancher's Truce with some Pesky Beavers Paid off , by Catrin Einhorn.

CBS News, August 31, 2022: From pest to protector: How beavers are helping fight climate change, by Tori B. Powell.

The Seattle Times, June 6, 2021: The enchanting world of beavers in King County — and how they might benefit a warming planet, by Ryan Blethen.

The Atlantic, December 4, 2018: The Re-beavering of the American West , by Ben Goldfarb and BioGraphic.

Kitsap Sun, December 3, 2018: Busy beavers create salmon habitat in Kitsap, by Tad Sooter.

KUOW, December 17, 2018: This story will make you a Beaver Believer, Bill Radke interview Ben Goldfarb

Biographic, November 22, 2018: They will build it (a story map written by Ben Goldfarb)

NPR Weekend Edition, June 24, 2018: The Bountiful Benefits of Beavers (by Luke Runyon, including interview with Ben Goldfarb)

High Country News, February 20, 2018: In Oregon, a peculiar case for protecting the beaver 

Herald Net, Everett Washington, May 9, 2017: Troublesome dams in Mill Creek fixed by the ‘beaver deceiver’