Municipal and Agency Beaver Control Plans

Nov 21, 2019 | Beaver Trapping, Solutions to Beaver Problems

Killing “nuisance” beavers often has the opposite effect on conflict history: it guarantees the conflict at that particular spot will live on forever (along with its associated costs). In the rare event that killing is effective, however, it usually means that beavers are scarce regionally. And that’s not a good sign. Allowing beavers to be that uncommon degrades wetland habitat and hurts wildlife, and thus fishermen, fur trappers, and hunters. More generally, it is a condition that should be unacceptable from an ecosystem-stewardship perspective. Consequently, we avoid “defense by extirpation.”

By contrast, our effective, non-lethal defenses end conflicts for decades while allowing for the possibility of keeping live beavers in ecosystems. Therefore, our products represent a fiscally, ecologically, and ethically responsible approach.

Top-notch products are just one element required for successful defenses. Even more important are qualities like skill, creativity, and a commitment not to kill. (Flow device practitioners quick to fall back on killing are never forced to be creative or to develop better products.) Because we never use the kill-crutch, our products continue to improve and are exceptionally effective.

Conflict zones are a complex mix of beaver and human habitats. They are always dynamic and each one has unique flow regimes and topography. Despite these challenges, our experience allows us to quickly determine the best non-lethal strategy, the ideal flow device design, or when nothing needs to be done. With this knowledge, combined with our great products, we provide our customers with the most reliable and responsible remedies that can be found.

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