Our Funding Partners

Our funding partners facilitate the transformation of big ideas into effective and impactful restoration projects on the ground. We work with state and federal agencies on public and private lands to restore natural processes in our watershed and highlight their importance in our community and across the continent. Our funding primarily supports beaver relocation from areas of human conflict but also supports activities increasing complexity in aquatic systems to support beaver establishment. New sources of funding are being sought to better support human coexistence with beaver on private lands in the anadromous zone, aka the critical habitat supporting endangered migrating salmon species. Human/beaver coexistence services include tree wrapping and painting to prevent tree damage, flow control devices to control flooding of property and damming of culverts, and electric fencing to temporarily keep beaver out of larger areas.

Cooperating Partners

Our cooperating partners help us accomplish multi-faceted projects through the sharing of area expertise and resources. We are part of a regional team working towards conservation, restoration, coexistence and sustainability within our community but also the greater ecosystem.

Collaborative Partners

Our collaborative partners work with us to advance our common goals and effectiveness through professional knowledge exchange, community outreach, and development of adaptive best management practices within the field of beaver and watershed conservation and restoration.

Academic Partners

Our academic partners are key players in answering critical questions about restoring beaver to the landscape. They help us design research studies and facilitate collaboration with undergraduate and graduate researchers to lead or contribute to our studies and share results with the greater beaver conservation and restoration community.

Cooperating Partners

The Washington Beaver Working Group constitutes seven projects throughout the state who are working together to improve beaver management and respond to the needs of people and natural communities. These projects include: