Beaver Ecology and Field Sign Identification


This course will aim to provide a good understanding of Beavers as a species in the UK including their ecology, habitat requirements, field signs and current status and protection. The below will be covered in the course content:

- Introduction to the species
- General biology and behaviours
- General ecology and habitat requirements
- Detail range of field signs – foraging, shelter, habitat modifications
- Group work on field sign identification
- Field sign misidentification
- Legal status of beavers and level of protection
- Beaver licensing and when required

***Please note that this course is part of the Natural England accreditation scheme and will be a mandatory introductory course, with the option to attend two more courses on (only after attending this course): Beaver Survey Methods and Mitigation & Beavers: Assessing beaver impacts and surveys for development. Dates and locations for this course will be confirmed soon, please keep an eye on the Training and Events page. ***

Who Should Attend?

This course is open to all with a general interest in this species and practitioners and those seeking to apply for a NE licence.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • - Describe beaver ecology and behaviours.
  • - Recognise beaver habitat requirements.
  • - Identify and age a range of beaver field signs and interpret habitat use.
  • - Know the current protection status and when a licence may be required.


Tickets Person(s) Price (£)
CIEEM Member - Early Bird
(Price valid from 17/04/2024 to 05/06/2024 inclusive)
1 £121.00
Early Bird Non Member
(Price valid from 17/04/2024 to 05/06/2024 inclusive)
1 £184.00