Beavers cause many problems by damming up water or damaging desirable trees.
There are several operations to mitigate beaver conflict:
- If they are damaging desirable trees you can wrap your trees in metal mesh or fence.
- If flooding is a concern, releasing small amounts of water from the dam may resolve the issue. Often the beaver will fix the dam the very same day so there are some other devices to help keep the water flowing, such as fence and pipe devices, and flexible beaver pond levelers.
- If the issue continues then removing the beaver is required.
The M.D. is offering an incentive program to local landowners for beaver removal in problem areas affecting residential, structural, and agricultural flooding on private land. The M.D. has also compiled a list of local trappers willing to assist landowners through trapper proxy.
Please call the Ag Services Department at 780-826-3951 for more assistance with problem beavers.
To learn more about beavers and mitigation measures click here or here.