Beaver Deceivers Keep Culverts Clear and Beavers Breathing

Sep 23, 2020 | News Articles

(photo and article by Sarah Hinckley, Mount Desert Islander)

ACADIA NAT’L PARK— Armed with waders, some two-by-fours, a few power tools and 6-inch wire mesh, Skip Lisle worked on Monday to build a beaver deceiver around a culvert under a bridge on the south side of Hodgdon Pond.

“This is a pretty perfect workday, no black flies, no mosquitoes,” said Lisle, vice president and founder of Beaver Deceivers based in Grafton, Vt. “I’m the only one in the world that builds authentic beaver deceivers. It’s very specialized just to build something that will survive the elements.”

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