Beaver Relocation Workshop


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Beaver Relocation Workshop

Co-hosted by: 

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society and Tulalip Tribes

July 9-11, 2024 in Tulalip, WA

Through a partnership between the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society and Tulalip Tribes, a Beaver Relocation Workshop will be held July 9-11, 2024, travel days being July 8th & July 12th. The classroom portion of the workshop will be held at Hibulb Cultural Center (6410 23rd AVE NE, Tulalip, WA 98271). This three-day training will go over Tulalip’s entire process of beaver relocation, from trap setting, hatchery intake, beaver habitat suitability analysis, and a completed relocation in the field. The training will be a combination of classroom and field applications but most of the time will be spent out of the classroom.  

Course Registration:  

NAFWS Members or Member tribes: There will be no registration costs for NAFWS members or member Tribes.  

NAFWS Non-member: If you are not a member or from a non-member Tribe, the cost of this course is $150.  

Travel assistance (reimbursement) is available up to $2,000 for the first 7 NAFWS members to register (1 participant per tribe) or until funding is expended. Travel assistance will be confirmed over email within one week of registration!

This workshop will be capped at 20 participantsPlease limit registration to two representatives per Tribe or Tribal Organization.  

Participants should be aware that this workshop requires strenuous activity for long periods of time in remote areas, please keep that in mind as you register

Draft Agenda: 

Day 1: 

  • Morning: Classroom 
    • Tulalip Welcome 
    • Introductions 
    • Presentation on Tulalip management projects 
  • Lunch 
  • Afternoon: Field 
    • Hatchery Tour 
    • Trap Setting Demonstration

Day 2: 

  • All Day: Field 
    • Check Traps 
    • Beaver Transportation and Intake Presentation at Hatchery 
    • Lunch 
    • Beaver Habitat Suitability Analysis @ multiple sites 

Day 3: 

  • All Day: Field 
    • Check Traps 
    • Process Captures at Hatchery 
    • Packed Lunch 
    • Complete a Relocation of Captured Beavers 

Please Bring: 

  • Water Bottle 
  • Rain Gear 
  • Warm clothes for the morning 
  • Work Gloves 
  • Muck Boots or Hip Waders 

Transportation: Tulalip will provide transportation for all registered attendees for workshop activities. Transportation to/from the training and lodging site, to be arranged by the participant.  

For more information, please contact Hannah Golden, [email protected]

Event Details

Start date: July 09, 2024

End date: July 11, 2024

Start time: 08:00 PDT

End time: 17:00 PDT

Venue: Tulalip, WA

Email: [email protected]

In Recognition of Their Support

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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