Keeping beavers on our watersheds and expanding beaver habitat would improve Illinois water quality, create habitat for other species, and increase our floodwater storage capacity.
The Illinois Beaver Alliance is proud to present this informative brochure, "Partnering with Beavers in Illinois: A New Paradigm."
Part 1 of the brochure explores of the latest technology that allows people to resolve human-beaver conflicts nonlethally.
Part 2 examines how beaver restoration would address the problem of nutrient loss from agricultural runoff, increase our floodwater storage capacity, and increase habitat and biodiversity for wildlife.
Check out our Powerpoint presentation, "Beavers As Ecosystems Engineers: Why Illinois Needs to Partner with Beavers." Find out more about:
Ecosystems services provided by beavers
Flow device designs
Process-based river restoration
Illinois beaver trapping policies