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Trapping needed to manage population in Beaver Creek


January 3, 2019

Beaver populations have been managed on Beaver Creek Park for decades using legal harvest methods, mainly trapping. I accompanied my dad when he trapped the park in the 1950s, harvesting as many as 88 beaver in one season. Beaver have continued to maintain a robust population with this type of wildlife management.

Beaver do help the environment in many ways, but when populations become more than the existing habitat can sustain problems become an issue. Tree loss and flooding are two of the main problem that arise.

We have a cabin in Beaver Creek Park. It is our “get-away” spot to rel...

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