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.

Explore this section to review the allowable beaver dam removal techniques employed by Agricultural Services and individual landowners.

Beaver Mitigation Resources

Beaver Dam Removal
Each year, Agricultural Services proactively removes known problematic beaver dams, and provides dam removal assistance and advice to landowners who request the removal of nuisance beaver dams from their properties.

Working with Landowners to Manage Beaver Populations

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 tail bounty program; 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