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Park board approves recommended beaver management plan


Last updated 9/14/2021 at 11:28am

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Havre resident Lou Hagener makes a presentation to the Hill County Park Board Monday during its monthly meeting.

The Hill County Park Board voted to implement the beaver management policy provided to them by their Rules and Regulations Committee, with the caveat that the board may implement proposed language changes in later meetings.

The policy states that beaver provide significant benefits to the ecosystem of the park but that some of their population can be removed for the sake of the park's aesthetics, facilities, infrastructure and public spaces.

The policy has the stated goal of using population control to avoid these problems when necessary but also to protect the beaver population when it i...

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