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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.

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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.
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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