Technical assistance for beaver conflicts and habitat: (541) 699-1606



And thank you for your interest in supporting beaver and native wildlife habitat on our Oregon high desert landscapes.

Beaver Works Oregon is a program under Think Wild (Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center), in Central Oregon.

Want to learn more? Reach out to us direct at [email protected].

If you’re a conservation/restoration agency or landholder interested in technical support around a problem beaver, or interested in a beaver habitat assessment, please reach us direct at (541) 699-1606.

Want to help make this work possible with a financial or equipment donation?



Maureen Thompson, PhD, Beaver Works Oregon Program Manager

Jake Sandler, Wildlife Habitat Services Coordinator

Tadashi Morishiti, Wildlife Habitat Technician

Learn more about the Think Wild Team here. 

*Think Wild’s Beaver Works Oregon program was founded by Reese Mercer, Former Beaver Works Oregon Program Director and Think Wild Founding Board Director.


Landholder Engagement and Support Program

  • Providing advice and solutions to mitigate beaver problems around infrastructure and agriculture.
  • Technical Assistance on the conditions needed for successful beaver settlement, within a watershed or sub-basin.
  • Community workshops on living with beaver within the Oregon high desert region
  • Providing habitat restoration services (tree planting, fencing, more) 

Community Outreach and Education

  • Speaking on beaver history, challenges (barriers to fuller success on the landscape) and our vision for beaver on the landscape
  • Providing beaver expertise/curriculum and programming to classrooms and related nonprofits
  • Collaboration – and coordination – with other beaver related and restoration nonprofits throughout the U.S.
  • Monitoring beaver and wildlife movements through the Deschutes River basin with citizen science