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
The County manages an annual Beaver Bounty Program to help control beaver overpopulation and related flooding incidents. Under this incentive, $40.00 per beaver tail is available, subject to certain conditions and limitations.
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