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“an association of professionals dedicated to healthy streams through the advancement of stream restoration science” 

MSRA Webinar Series - Beavers, Nature's Engineers Feat. Mike Callahan

  • 13 Apr 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • GoToWebinar
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MSRA Webinar Series - Beavers, Nature's Engineers Feat. Mike Callahan

MSRA is excited to continue our series of webinars featuring leading industry researchers and partners, as we strive to offer opportunities for discussion and promote advancement of the Maryland stream restoration industry. Visit our website and social media channels for upcoming webinars. Continuing Education Credits will be offered for these events.  We hope you will join us:  

When: Wednesday April 13, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m.

Where: GoToWebinar

Following your registration, and prior to the event, you will receive a webinar link from GoToWebinar which will give you access to the webinar.

Will you be attending?

Register Today! Registration will close at 5pm on Tuesday April 12.


Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members

Presenter Bio:

Mike Callahan has worked to promote coexistence with beavers since 1998. He has installed over 1,900 successful flow devices in New England with his company Beaver Solutions LLC. He started the Beaver Management Forum Discussion Group on Facebook that has over 2,300 members. In 2017 he founded the nonprofit Beaver Institute, Inc. to promote beaver coexistence across North America.

His duties as President of the Beaver Institute include training BeaverCorps professionals across North America. He is also developing and overseeing multiple coexistence programs including landowner flow device incentive grants, a Climate Change Coalition, the BeaverCON conferences, and the soon to be launched national Beaver BioBank Program. In his spare time he loves the outdoors, reading, spiritual pursuits, the New England Patriots, and spending time with friends and family.

Presentation Abstract:

Beavers, “Nature’s Engineers”, are getting a lot of press these days, and for good reason! Beaver build dams on small streams that have tremendous stream and watershed restoration benefits. Increasing the number of beaver dams can help clean Chesapeake Bay by reducing sediment and nutrient loads. Beavers do this natually, and for free! They are also a Keystone species, important for biodiversity and reducing climate change damage. However, beaver dams can sometimes negatively affect human land uses. Fortunately though, there are many succesful techniques being employed to maximize the ecological benfits of beavers while preventing human-beaver conflicts.

Please join the Maryland Stream Restoration Association’s guest Michael Callahan, President of the Beaver Institute, Inc to learn about these amazing animals, their effects on streams and watersheds, and effective ways to partner with them to naturally and cost-effectively restore our streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1998 Mr. Callahan has personally resolved over 1,900 beaver-related flooding issues and will share his wealth of beaver knowledge and mitigation experience with the audience.

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