Around 50 beavers living wild in the Somerset Avon catchment

A report from Natural England has been published with an assessment of the wild beaver population of the River Avon (Somerset / Bristol) and its tributaries.

The report estimates that around 50 beavers (excluding kits) are living wild in the catchment and their territories currently occupy between 4 – 11% of the available bankside in the watercourses.
They say: Few management issues were noted, probably because the population is in the early establishment phase’.

For lots more information about beavers and their impact, go to the Beaver Resource Hub on this website. 

Beaver female with kits 1 M Iike Symes comp
Photo: Mike Symes