Hood Canal Beaver Network

The Hood Canal Beaver Network works to share beaver education, projects, and community events happening in the Washington State, with a focus on the Hood Canal watershed. If you are an organization interested in joining this network or have beaver related projects and events that you’d like to share, please reach out to: alexandra@pnwsalmoncenter.org

Great Expectations: Deconstructing the Process Pathways Underlying Beaver-Related Restoration

Featured Article by Nash, Caroline S; Grant, Gordon E

Beaver-related restoration is a process-based strategy that seeks to address wide-ranging ecological objectives by reestablishing dam building in degraded stream systems. Although the beaver-related restoration has broad appeal, especially in water-limited systems, its effectiveness is not yet well documented. 

Working with Beaver to Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Floodplains

by USFWS, NOAA, University of Saskatchewan, USFS

Working with Beaver to Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Floodplains

by USFWS, NOAA, University of Saskatchewan, USFS

Upcoming Beaver Events

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Virtual webinar with Ben Goldfarb

September 6th, 2023

6pm

Virtual (Zoom) 

Virtual webinar with Ben Goldfarb! Author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

Children’s Book Reading and Activity

September 9th, 2023

9am

Bainbridge Island Kitsap Regional library

Bring the kids to the Bainbridge Island Kitsap Regional library for a children’s book reading and activity session all about beavers with librarians at Kitsap Regional Library’s Bainbridge Island branch. No registration is required – just come if you like!

Wetland Wonders: Talks and Trails

September 17th, 2023

12pm-5pm

Islandwood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 

Learn from educational presentations by Beavers NW, King County Department of Natural Resources, Wild Fish Conservancy, Kitsap County Planning and Environmental Programs, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Discuss beavers in the Living with Beaver Neighbors panel discussion focusing on beaver management strategies and resources for landowners. Our panel consists of representatives from Beavers Northwest, Kitsap County Planning and Environmental Programs, City of Bainbridge Island Water Resources and the Little Andersen Creek Watershed Working Group. Submit questions for the panel discussion here.

Explore Islandwood’s beaver pond with a self-guided hike too and meet our naturalists on the trails who will tell you more about beavers on Bainbridge Island, and how to look for signs of their activity near you.