University of Exeter, Streatham Campus.
Beavers are coming back to Britain, but what will the future bring? Can they provide a nature-based solution to the many problems faced by our rivers and wetlands? What’s the best way to manage unwanted impacts? How can we restore them to their former range?
Beaver Trust is collaborating with the University of Exeter and Devon Wildlife Trust to share state of the art understanding from research, policy and practitioner experience of beaver restoration to answer these and other questions over a 3 day conference from 18th to 20th April 2023 at Exeter University’s campus.
This timely conference will appeal to researchers, professionals, stakeholders, practitioners and all those interested in the return of the beaver to our waterways.
For further information about the event please email: [email protected]
Or to discuss your booking please contact Event Exeter at [email protected]
Day 1 – Tuesday 18th April 2023
A conference dinner with a guest speaker will be held in the evening.
Title: Beavers – A Personal Perspective in the Wild and on Financing Nature’s Restoration.
Speaker: Bevis Watts
Job Title: CEO Triodos Bank UK and Author of River Journey
Organisation: Triodos Bank UK
To view the day 1 prpgramme click here > Day 1 Programme
Day 2 – Wednesday 19th April 2023
To view the day 2 programme click here > Day 2 Programme
Day 3 – Thursday 20th April 2023
Field visit - limited places
Delegates will have the opportunity to go on an organised field visit three sites to the River Otter in Devon to see and hear first-hand the ways that wild living beavers are shaping our landscapes and the work of Devon Wildlife Trust and local stakeholders to ensure co-existence.
The conference will be held at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Northcote House, Exeter EX4 4QR
Guests will need to call or email the hotel directly quoting the block code for the right hotel.
A credit or debit will be required at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation, with payment due on arrival.
Mercure Exeter Southgate – 01392 412812, option 2 / [email protected]
Mercure Exeter Rougemont – 01392 410237 / [email protected]
Block code –
Mercure Exeter Southgate – 55609752
Mercure Exeter Rougemont – 55611431
Preferential ratas availble until Friday 17th March 2023
Beaver Trust is a nature restoration charity run by a small team with expertise in conservation, ecology and land management. We provide practical solutions to help people to live alongside beavers and support legislation that rebuilds ecosystems and strengthens climate resilience in a time of ecological and climate crisis.
The University of Exeter combines teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research at our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. We are a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.
Devon Wildlife Trust have been at the forefront of protecting wildlife and the wild places that make Devon so special for 60 years. We passionately believe that a better world is one where nature and people thrive together. We are the only Devon focused charity that exists to protect all wildlife in Devon, on land and at sea.
Get away from the conference at points, preferably outside on the stunning campus for fresh air and try to make it ‘device free’