Sierra Wildlife Coalition
Welcome to our
website! All of your
comments or suggestions are welcome.
We are an all Volunteer, non-profit group in the Tahoe-Truckee area of the Sierra Nevada.
We promote and provide Humane and Practical Solutions for living with Beavers, Coyotes, and
all our Local Wildlife
Beavers are native to the Sierra Nevada mountains and almost all of North America from Hudson Bay to Mexico. Hunted for fur until almost extinct, now scientists know that Beaver dams and ponds provide important habitat for fish and wildlife, and benefit water quality by filtering out pollutants, reducing erosion, and replenishing water tables. Conflicts are easily resolved, with proven and practical flood control devices and tree protection.
Sierra Wildlife Coalition volunteers have helped with
simple solutions for potential conflicts with beavers and their dams throughout the area. (See Co-existing page)
Pond Levelers, pipe and fence devices that keep a beaver pond at an acceptable level, are inexpensive and easy to install. For protecting trees from beaver chewing, a gritty mixture of non-toxic latex paint and sand is effective and invisible. Please email if you see potential problems.
We are so lucky in the Tahoe Truckee area to live close to beautiful natural areas with a rich diversity of wildlife. But, as our homes encroach on wildlife habitat, conflicts can arise. We work with agencies and homeowners to promote non-lethal solutions to any problems and the simple and easy precautions that prevent conflicts in the first place.
We also encourage responsible pet ownership, for the safety of our pets and our wildlife.
How to Help
Monitor any beaver activity in your own neighborhood, any new dams or tree chewing. If any neighbors have questions or concerns, refer them to this website for information.
It's easy to resolve conflicts with beavers. Simple and proven fence & pipe devices, aka Pond Levelers, prevent unwanted flooding. Valuable trees can be protected easily with either common garden fencing or an abrasive mixture of latex paint and sand
Questions or concerns about beavers?
email SierraWildlifeCoalition@gmail.com or call Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in South Lake Tahoe
Phone 530-577-2273 (530-577-CARE)
Injured or orphaned wildlife?
Before moving or touching any injured wildlife Call Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in south Lake Tahoe at530-577-2273 (530-277-CARE)
Questions or concerns about bears?
Call the BEAR League 530-525-7297 (525-PAWS)
See the Sierra Wildlife Coalition facebook page for latest events and iinformation.