One of the founder animals of the beaver population at the River Hase.

Emsland Beavers

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People who informed us about beaver occurrences in the past


Below you will find the names of those persons (in alphabetical order), who informed us via our form or per email about the occurrence of beavers, which were not present on our distribution map so far.

We would like to take the opportunity once again to thank all the people mentioned here for their contribution and dedication!

Please understand that it may take a while until we looked at the situation on-site and then update our distribution map, as we currently operate the search for beavers only honorary and exclusively in our spare time. Your messages will be checked by us in any case!

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On the other hand, if you should miss your message on this site (either because we have forgotten to mention you, or because you have not agreed in publishing your name by mistake), you can of course also contact us and ask us to mention your name in the list below.

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Anonymous River Südradde between Herßum and Helminghausen; felled tree, winter 2009/2010 there were no recent hints of beaver activity in early 2012; several older cuttings and felled trees were found at the ponds east of the road; most likely this area is currently utilised by coypus, which are also responsible for the fresh cuttings
oxbow of the River Hase near Essen (Oldb.)/Gravenhorst; animals present since approximately 8 years unfortunately in February 2012 only older hints could be found, which indicated the former occurrence of beavers; currently this area is no longer inhabited; probably there have occurred some problems because the beavers have felled trees in a small plantation of deciduous trees (we would appreciate some further informations if possible!)
Update 2017: by the End of 2016, the oxbow is again inhabited by a beaver
River Lagerhase near Essen (Oldb.) in February 2012 upstream as well as downstream of the B68 current evidences of beaver activities had been found; most likely from one single animal; because the River Lagerhase in this area is not very suitable for beavers, the establishment of a permanent settlement is not very probable; however, there were still some current signs in early 2013 at the nearby pond at the left hand Riverbank
Update 2017: since early 2014 a beaver family is using this area
River Hase near Meppen between km 3.5 and 4; lodge, decorticated sticks, gnawing traces, felled trees the detected signs most likely belong to the already known occurrence in this area between km 1.5 and 4 (nevertheless, many thanks for the present reference!)
ponds at the former sand pit near Bokeloh; lodge, dam, decorticated sticks, gnawing traces, felled trees beaver signs could be found in all three ponds at the southern edge of the sand pit by the end of January 2013; the number of different signs found by us suggests the presence of more than one animal at the sand pit; however, it is not entirely clear whether this is a stand-alone territory, or whether the ponds are visited by animals from the nearby River Hase
findings at the channel Hahnenmoorkanal near Herzlake on April 2015 unfortunately we had some technical problems with our web form so that the exact location was not transferred; at the Hahnenmoorkanal along the Ehrener forest there were no beaver signs to be detected by the end of April 2015
observation of a beaver at the Hakengraben between the Klasmann-Deilmann factory and the moor museum in July 2016 there were no signs of beaver activity along the entire Hakengraben in August 2016; probably a coypu, which can be found all along the Hakengraben, has been observed
Hermann Altevers, Meppen Fullener forest/ditch Wesuwer Schloot there is a settlement of a beaver family at this area
John Arends, Meppen decorticated sticks and gnawing traces along the River Ems near Holthausen in March 2015 two beaver families are settling in this area; probably the signs are from members from one of these families

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Heiko Baarlink Vechte near Laar at the border to the Netherlands in spring 2015 a single animal is using this area
Dunja Baensch, Freren sighting of a beaver in a ditch near Freren-Suttrup by the beginning of November 2016 no beaver signs were found at that ditch and other nearby waters
Uwe Berger, Freren discovering of two dead beavers in several weeks interval in spring 2011 according to Mr. Berger, both animals have been shot
Frank Berning, ULV Nr. 94/95, Lingen Lingener Mühlenbach at the waterworks Grumsmühlen by the End of 2015 a single animal is settling over here; update May 2016: the animal has left already (the small dams and the bank den have been removed)
Tobias Böckermann, Meppen nature protection area "Versener Heideseen"/ditchl Wesuwer Schloot some older cuttings most likely caused by migrating animals; no permanent settlement
brook Goldbach no settlement in autumn/winter 2011; only old cuttings
Heinrich Boving, Rieste decorticated sticks, gnawing traces, photos taken by a wildlife camera at the River Hase near Rieste in January 2015 a single animal is using this area (most likely since 2011)

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Jürgen Christiansen, Biologische Station Haseniederung e.V., Alfhausen decorticated sticks, gnawing traces, photos taken by a wildlife camera at the River Hase near Rieste in January 2015 a single animal is using this area (most likely since 2011)

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Agnes de Vries-Koop, Emmercompascuum, Niederlande channel Süd-Nord-Kanal and adjacent ditches near Schöninghsdorf several recent cuttings and felled trees in spring 2012 suggests presence of a beaver family
Günter Dieker, NLWKN Meppen, Löningen brook Löninger Mühlenbach in summer/autumn 2011 utilised by a single animal
Fabian Dietz gnawing traces and decorticated sticks at the biotope at the Speicherbecken Geeste since a few years, a beaver familiy is living at the biotope; most likely the signs found can be assigend to members of this family
Jürgen Düing, Haselünne precise location information missing -

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Christoph Elbert, Meppen River Ems at the level of the oxbow "Roheide" between km 167 and 169 in autumn 2011 recent gnawing tracks and beaver exits
oxbow "Roheide" of the River Ems in autumn 2011 recent gnawing tracks and beaver exits
River Nordradde in autumn 2011 recent gnawing tracks, scent marks and beaver exits were found in a tributary of the River Nordradde
ponds at the former sand pit near Bokeloh; lodge, dam, decorticated sticks, gnawing traces, felled trees beaver signs could be found in all three ponds at the southern edge of the sand pit by the end of January 2013; the number of different signs found by us suggests the presence of more than one animal at the sand pit; however, it is not entirely clear whether this is a stand-alone territory, or whether the ponds are visited by animals from the nearby River Hase

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Klaus Goedde, Salzbergen discovery of a lodge in a rain collecting basin near Salzbergen in December 2014 the discovered lodge was build by a muskrat family
Ines Gundel, Haren River Ems between Haren and Raken a side arm of the River Ems (harbour area of the Emsländische Baustoffwerke) is utilised by a single animal which is using the River Ems between Haren and Raken as well

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Josef Heidemann, Haselünne ditch along the B70, Meppen bypass in autumn/winter 2011 several old and a few recent feeding traces were found; the ditch is used occasionally by the animals settling at adjacent part of the River Ems
Markus Hilse beaver dam at the Hase oxbow between Farwick and Gravenhorst at the start of 2017 two smaller dams were found at the western arm of the oxbow as well as some recent cuttings which indicates the (re-)inhabitation of the oxbow by a single beaver

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Peter Kattke, Haren Fullener forest/ditch Wesuwer Schloot there is a settlement of a beaver family at this area
Dennis Knoll, Meppen finding of a lodge / burrow at the River Ems between Rühle and Meppen in March 2015 this area is used by a beaver family, to which the burrow most likely belongs
Christiane Kortmann, Ohrtermersch decorticated sticks, gnawing traces and photos taken by a wildlife camera at the brook Lager Bach near Wettrup in February 2015 at this area settles a beaver family in spring 2015 (probably already since 2010)
Maria Krämer precise location information missing -
Horst Kremer, Aschendorf nature protection area "Emsauen" between Rhede and Aschendorf by the end of April 2012 there were no unambiguous signs of beavers to be found at the River Ems and its tributaries near Aschendorf; perhaps the beaver sighted was a migrating animal

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Andreas Lampe, Hamburg Ems near Salzbergen by the End of 2015 a single animal is settling over here

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Carsten Marien, Meppen Fullener forest/ditch Wesuwer Schloot there is a settlement of a beaver family at this area
nature protection area "Versener Heideseen"/ditchl Wesuwer Schloot some older cuttings most likely caused by migrating animals; no permanent settlement
nature protection area "Hasealtarm und Hase-Insel"; gnawing traces, decorticated sticks, and dam by the beginning of March 2013 recent cuttings, gnawing traces, and decorticated sticks were found; probably this are is used by an animal settling in the River Hase
dam, decorticated sticks and gnawing traces at the Hudener Moor in October 2014 the Hudener Moor is populated by a beaver family in spring 2014
Vincent Martens, Dalfsen, Niederlande River Vecht(e) near Hardenberg, beaver sighting proved by a photo taken by Wouter Nijlan, Odenzaal, Netherlands in June 2014 most probably this was a migrating animal, because this part of the River Vecht only has a few single willow bushes near the River bank, which makes it unsuitable for a permanent settlement of beavers
gnawing traces at the River Vechte near Laar in November 2014 in spring 2015 a single animal is using this area
Heiner Meyer, Papenburg Hauptmarschschloot / Ems side arm near Borsum; gnawing traces in summer 2016 by the start of 2016 a single beaver is using this area (probably since 2015)
Wilhelm Meyer, Twist Fullener forest/ditch Wesuwer Schloot there is a settlement of a beaver family at this area
Andreas Moß, Meppen Drainage ditch near Helter Damm, beaver sighting (photo) at July 2016 -
Marion Mönning, Westoverledingen sighting of a beaver in a pond near the Friesen bridge near Weener by the end of April 2017 Anfang Juni 2017the pond has nearly dried out and no signs of beaver activity could be found

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Dietmar Niemann, Meppen Schwefinger Graben near Meppen, Meppener Kuhweide, beaver dam in November 2016 a single animal (or probably a pair) inhabits a pond which is connected to the Schwefinger Graben by a small ditch; some clearly older signs of beavers are indicating, that this pond has been visited repeatedly by beavers in the past

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Michaela Oltmanns, Rastede River Ems near Meppen, oxbow Roheide, direct sighting since some time a beaver family settles at this area
Jürgen Otten, Meppen decorticated sticks and gnawing traces at the River Ems near Schwefingen in December 2014 from this area the settlements of two beaver families are known; the detected signs are most likely caused by members of one of these two families

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Gerd Penningbernd, Wettrup lodge/burrow at the brook Lager Bach near Wettrup in October 2011 by spring 2015 a beaver family is settling at this area
Christian Peukert, NFA Ankum, Ankum Fullener forest/ditch Wesuwer Schloot there is a settlement of a beaver family at this area
Josef Pobandt, Geeste oxbow "Roheide" of the River Ems/yacht harbour Meppen in autumn 2011 recent gnawing tracks and beaver exits
Ludger Pott, Untere Naturschutzbehörde, Meppen Fullener forest/ditch Wesuwer Schloot there is a settlement of a beaver family at this area
nature protection area "Versener Heideseen"/ditchl Wesuwer Schloot some older cuttings most likely caused by migrating animals; no permanent settlement
Rudolf Pricker, Fresenburg River Ems below the weir "Bollingerfähr" both, at the River Ems as well as at the right handed ponds several recent cuttings and felled trees were found, which makes a permanent settlement likely
cuttings, decorticated sticks, and gnawing traces at the side channel Gleesen-Papenburg near Renkenberge in April 2015 in spring 2015 most likely a beaver pair settles at this area

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Thomas Rziha River Ems near Wachendorf (photos) gnawing traces probably from animals from the adjacent territory

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Eduard Schmeer, Meppen Hudener Moor; dam in a drainage ditch the Hudener Moor is populated by a beaver family in spring 2014
ditch Kamphausgraben; dam in January 2012 the dam was cleared; because only older cuttings and an older felled tree was to be detected, a permanent settlement of beavers appears to be unlikely
Anja Schmidt, Georgsdorf channel Süd-Nord-Kanal between Georgsdorf and Adorf (a beaver carcass was found) in May 2014 unfortunately the dead animal reported in May 2014 could not be salvaged; probably the run-over beaver was a migrating animal from one of the territories situated further north in the channel
Dr. Andreas Schüring, Werlte ditch Hakengraben and ditch widening near Sögel by the middle of May 2013 several gnawing traces, scent marks, as well as a lodge at the Riverbank were found; the settlement of a single animal, which is present at this area for at least one year, appears to be most likely
Bernd Schuster, Kühren/Helmstorf gnawing traces, decorticated sticks, exits, and runways at the River Südradde and the Timmerlager Bach near the mouth of the Timmerlager Bach in Spring 2017 a single animal is present at this location at least since the start of 2015
Emili & Theo Sommer, Lingen River Hase near Lahre, gnawing traces and direct sightings in August 2014 in this part of the River Hase a beaver family is located for some time
Franz Spinneker, Haren River Ems between Haren and Landegge a side arm of the River Ems (harbour area of the Emsländische Baustoffwerke) is utilised by a single animal which is using the River Ems between Haren and Raken as well
mouth of the brook Meersbach into the River Ems most probably coypus were observed; at this part, the River Ems is unsuitable for beavers (technical bank reinforcement); no beaver signs could be detected, neither at the River Ems nor at the brook Meersbach
pond in Haren/brook Wesuwer Brookgraben (direct sighting; parents with four pubs) because of the location and the number of observed pubs most probably a coypu family was observed
Tim Suntrup, Meppen beaver sighting at the River Nordradde below the Herrenmühle as well as near the Schlagbrückener See most likely animals from the territory at the oxbow "Roheide" were observed

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Heinz Thieken, Dersum ditch towards the Dersumer Schloot south of Heede because the banks of the Dersumer Schloot are lacking groves almost completely an by the end of January 2012 there were no signs of beaver activity to be found at the reported location, probably only migrating animals or coypus were observed
Frank Thölke, Landkreis CLoppenburg feeding traces, cuttings, and felled trees at a tributary of the River Südradde near Emkerfeld in January 2015 at this area a single animal was determined in spring 2015

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Hendrik van der Weide, Klein Hesepe sightings and photographic verification of a beaver at the ditch Hakengraben in April 2015 probably this animal belongs to a territory at the River Ems and has inspected the ditch Hakengraben (the ditch itself is not suitable for a permanent settlement of beavers)

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Ralf Weigelt, Oer-Erkenschwick beaver sightings at the River Goldfischdever near the camping ground Goldfisch in January 2016 most probably an animal from the territory near Heede was observed
gnawing traces at trees in the oxbow Bersum in January 2016 by the beginning of 2016 a single animal seems to be present in the oxbow Bersum; several older beaver signs point to the fact, that this area has been repeatedly visited by beavers
Johannes Westphal quite a large animal was crossing the road between Clarholz and Marienfeld at the road bridge across the River Ems in August 2015 by September 2015 only signs of coypus (feeding traces, exits) could be observed at this area

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Thomas Zumsande, Lehe finding of a beaver carcasse at the B70 near the Speicherbecken Geeste in August 2015 at the nature protection area at the Speicherbecken Geeste the presence of a beaver family is known since some time; most likely the run-over animal comes from here

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