Good Neighbor Workshops
King County manages over 28,000 acres of parks and natural lands, and beavers live in streams and other water bodies across the region. Sometimes the activities of beavers on County land affect adjoining properties.
We held two workshops in the fall of 2019 to find out what it means to our neighbors for the County to be a good neighbor when it comes to beavers.
The workshop objectives were to:
- Engage with and learn from one another.
- Learn what it means to our neighbors for the County to be a good neighbor where beavers are concerned.
- Generate new ideas for means of co-existence.
- Generate input that will inform County policies and programs regarding beavers.
The resulting report is now available: Good Neighbor Workshops Report and Recommendations. The report describes how we conducted the workshops. It presents both summarized and detailed input we received. And it offers a set of recommendations based on what we heard at the workshops. Some recommendations have been completed, and others will be undertaken as time allows.
For questions, email Jen Vanderhoof at email@example.com.