Montana Beaver Working Group

About Montana Beaver Working Group

Connecting and providing resources to people interested in the role of beavers in watershed and riparian health

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In 2019, the National Wildlife Federation assumed a coordination role for the Montana Beaver Working Group—an informal coalition of about two dozen diverse professionals ranging from restoration experts to wetlands ecologists and wildlife biologists led by Amy Chadwick and Steve Carpenedo. Since then NWF has convened several strategy workshops, hosted webinars and visiting speakers, and produced a semi-regular newsletter to highlight new resources, notable stories, and opportunities for engagement.

The Beaver Working Group is open to all, and we welcome materials for the newsletter.

We’ve posted here primary reports emerging from our convenings, as well as the archived copies of newsletters since the beginning of 2020. 

2017 Workshop Summary 
2020 Strategy Meeting Report and Action Plan
2021 Progress Report
2021 Montana Beaver Action Plan

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