Tualatin Basin Beaver Strategy

Beavers are an important part of our ecosystem. This project is a collaboration between the Tualatin River Watershed Council, the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Clean Water Services, and the Wetlands Conservancy. Together we are working towards a basin-wide coordinated beaver strategy which will address the impacts from beavers on public and private property and infrastructure in the Tualatin Basin. 

The purpose of this project is to create a sustainable approach to beaver management and promote coexistence in both urban and rural areas whenever possible. While we know that beavers support habitat diversity and improve water quality, we also know that beavers can cause trouble in areas we live. We believe there are ways to work together! 

The Tualatin Basin Beaver Strategy will focus on education and outreach, maximizing resources and efficient technical response to beaver activity, and developing a long-term proactive management strategy in which beavers and people can benefit from one another. We hope to bring all participating organizations and agencies in the basin together to respond in coordination when instances of flooding, erosion, or browse occur. 

Several tools for beaver management and coexistence strategies can be found on the Tree For All “Living With Beavers” website. More resources are coming soon and will be launched with the upcoming Watershed Navigator project. Stay tuned for updates! 

If you have any questions or concerns about beavers on your property, please contact the watershed council staff directly.