Support for Federal Funding for Beaver Coexistence

AWI is working to develop federal legislation that would establish a national beaver conflict-mitigation grant program to help tribes, states, agencies, local governments, landowners, conservation organizations, and others pay for nonlethal beaver-conflict solutions. More than 100 small businesses, wildlife groups, and tribes representing 33 states have joined a letter in support of this idea. In addition, some organizations and tribes have drafted separate letters of support.

Tribes

  • Blackfeet Nation (Browning, MT) — Letter of Support
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation (Pablo, MT)
  • Nez Perce Tribe (Lapwai, ID) — Letter of Support
  • The Tulalip Tribes of Washington  (Tulalip, WA)
  • Tule River Indian Tribe of California (Porterville, CA) — Letter of Support
  • Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians (Arlington, WA)

Small Businesses

  • Arable Earth, LLC (Gunnison, CO)
  • Beaver & Wildlife Solutions (Chester, CT)
  • Beaver Deceivers International (Grafton, VT)
  • Beaver Leavers, LLC (Harsens Island, MI)
  • Ecotone, LLC (Forest Hill, MD)
  • Midwest Beaver Management, LLC (Beecher, IL)
  • Swift Water Design (Sebastopol, CA)

Wildlife Organizations

  • American River Conservancy (Coloma, CA)
  • Animal Defenders International (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund (Cotati, CA)
  • Animal Welfare Institute (Washington, DC)
  • Arroyo Seco Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Beaver Institute, Inc. (Southampton, MA) — Letter of Support
  • Beavers Forever (Sparks, NV)
  • Beavers Work (Youngsville, NY)
  • Born Free USA (Silver Spring, MD)
  • Cahaba Riverkeeper (Birmingham, AL)
  • Cascadia Wildlands (Eugene, OR)
  • Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (McAdenville, NC)
  • Center for Biological Diversity (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Center for Large Landscape Conservation (Bozeman, MT)
  • Central Oregon Bitterbrush Chapter, Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Bend, OR)
  • Central Oregon LandWatch (Bend, OR)
  • Christian Council of Delmarva (Wilmington, DE)
  • Clark Fork Coalition (Missoula, MT)
  • Coastal Plains Institute (Crawfordville, FL)
  • Collier County Waterkeeper (Naples, FL)
  • Colorado Headwaters (Salida, CO)
  • Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (Woodbridge, CT)
  • Conservation Council for Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
  • Defenders of Wildlife (Washington, DC)
  • Endangered Habitats League (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Endangered Species Coalition (Washington, DC)
  • Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (Point Reyes Station, CA)
  • Environmental Protection Information Center (Arcata, CA)
  • Environmental Stewardship (Bastrop, TX)
  • FOUR PAWS USA (Boston, MA)
  • Geomorphic Science Solutions (Ithaca, NY)
  • Grande Ronde Model Watershed (Enterprise, OR)
  • Great Lakes Wildlife Alliance (Madison, WI)
  • Greater Hells Canyon Council (La Grande, OR)
  • Greater Yellowstone Coalition (Bozeman, MT)
  • Heartwood (Tell City, IN)
  • HFF Nature Trust (Atlanta, GA)
  • Howling For Wolves (Hopkins, MN)
  • Hudson Valley Beaver Strategies (Cross River, NY)
  • Human-Beaver Coexistence Fund (Oakton, VA)
  • Humane Action Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Humane Society Legislative Fund (Washington, DC)
  • Illinois Beaver Alliance (Glenview, IL) — Letter of Support
  • Institute for Historical Ecology (Los Altos, CA)
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (Washington, DC)
  • International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute (Berkeley, CA)
  • Klamath Forest Alliance (Arcata, CA)
  • Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper (Sandpoint, ID)
  • Lightning Canyon Ranch San (Antonio, TX)
  • Methow Beaver Project (Twisp, WA)
  • Milwaukee Riverkeeper (Milwaukee, WI)
  • MSPCA-Angell (Boston, MA)
  • National Wildlife Federation (Missoula, MT)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Bozeman, MT)
  • New Hampshire Audubon (Concord, NH)
  • North Bay Bear Collaborative (Occidental, CA)
  • Northeast Oregon Ecosystems (Joseph, OR)
  • Northern California Chapter of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (San Francisco, CA)
  • Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (Rochester, WA)
  • NY4WHALES (Yonkers, NY)
  • Occidental Arts & Ecology Center WATER Institute (Occidental, CA)
  • Orange County Coastkeeper (Huntington Beach, CA)
  • Oregon Wild (Portland, OR)
  • Potomac Valley Audubon Society (Shepherdstown, WV
  • Project Coyote (Larkspur, CA)
  • Protect Our Wildlife (Stowe, VT)
  • Resource Renewal Institute (Fairfax, CA)
  • Russian Riverkeeper (Healdsburg, CA)
  • San Luis Obispo County Beaver (Brigade Atascadero, CA)
  • Satilla Riverkeeper (Waycross, GA)
  • Save Our Seashore (Inverness, CA)
  • Sierra Wildlife Coalition (Tahoe City, CA)
  • South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership (Tiller, OR)
  • South Yuba River Citizens League (Nevada City, CA)
  • Southern Plans Land Trust, Inc. (Lamar, CO)
  • Superior Bio-Conservancy (River Hills, WI)
  • Sustainable St. Helena (St. Helena, CA)
  • Tennessee Riverkeeper (Decatur, AL)
  • The Beaver Coalition (Jacksonville, OR)
  • The Humane Society of the United States (Washington, DC)
  • The Rewilding Institute (Albuquerque, NM)
  • The Wetlands Conservancy (Bend, OR)
  • Trap Free Montana (Hamilton, MT)
  • Trap Free Montana Public Lands (Hamilton, MT)
  • True Grass Farms (Valley Ford, CA)
  • Tualatin Riverkeepers (Tualatin, OR)
  • Turtle Island Restoration Network (Olema, CA)
  • Umpqua Watersheds (Roseburg, OR)
  • Upper Missouri Waterkeeper (Bozeman, MT)
  • Washington Wildlife First (Seattle, WA)
  • Waterkeeper Alliance (New York, NY)
  • WaterWatch of Oregon (Portland, OR)
  • Western Nebraska Resources Council (Chadron, NE)
  • Western Watersheds Project (Hailey, ID)
  • Wild Farm Alliance (Watsonville, CA)
  • WildEarth Guardians (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Wildlands Network (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Worth A Dam (Martinez, CA)
  • Wynwood Wildlife Rehabilitation (Elizabethton, TN)
  • Wyoming Untrapped (Jackson, WY)
  • Wyoming Wildlife Advocates (Wilson, WY)
  • Zero Waste California (San Francisco, CA)

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