Each year, a variety of methods are employed by Agricultural Services to prevent beaver dams and colonies from compromising the integrity of County roads and infrastructure. Ag Services crews also assists landowners on a case-by-case basis who request the removal of nuisance beaver dams from their properties.
Beaver Control Resources
A humane balance of nature and infrastructure
If left unchecked, beavers can cause substantial damage to County infrastructure and private property alike. The County employs a number of humane, environmentally friendly strategies to keep beaver populations at bay, remove water blockages due to beaver habitats, and mitigate damage and loss wherever possible.
The County strives to have many “tools in the toolbox” when managing beaver populations including a full-time problem wildlife officer, and equipment dedicated to removing dams. The County also works with landowners who wish to keep beavers on their property
Explore this section to review the allowable beaver abatement and beaver dam removal techniques employed by Agricultural Services and individual landowners.
Controlling animal populations does not always mean "to destroy" but may include trapping and relocating as well.
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Beaver Mitigation Resources
County resources for managing beaver populations include a full-time problem wildlife officer, and specialized dam removal equipment. The County also works with landowners who wish to keep beavers on their property.