Heavens to Betsy! Beavers have made such a comeback in Massachusetts that some now consider them a pest. From the New York Times article:
Around the nation, decades of environmental regulation, conservation efforts and changing land use have brought many species, like beavers, so far back from the brink that they are viewed as nuisances.
I, for one, gleefully applaud each and every time beavers build a dam and applaud twice as hard if it is a nuisance!
I’m with you, Corey. Trapping records show that we once had 60-80 beaver per mile of stream. That’s 300,000 beavers in Massachusetts, so there still 270,000 short.
Beavers make habitat for songbirds and migratory birds, improve water quality and mitigate the effects of climate change. This bogus NY times article is related to tueday’s consideration to rescind the ban on conibear trapping which has been in place since 96. There are already ample exceptions in the law to allow every possible accomodation for public safety. Check out our website if you’re willing to write the represenatives about it.
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Worth A Dam