South Carolina County Encourages Citizens to Kill Beavers and Bring in Their Front Paws for Compensation

South Carolina County Encourages Citizens to Kill Beavers and Bring in Their Front Paws for Compensation

A county in South Carolina is encouraging citizens to kill beavers and cut off their paws in their natural habitat to ‘stop flooding in the area.’ The County is even incentivizing citizens to cut off the animals’ front paws, which they can exchange for payment of $100. The Horry County Stormwater Department’s Beaver Bounty program […]

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Beaver baffle maintenance enables larch trees in Appalachian swamp to be regenerated

Beaver baffle maintenance enables larch trees in Appalachian swamp to be regenerated

Deborah Landau, an environmentalist, gently goes into the waist-deep dark water, gripping a long branch of a speckled alder tree. As she makes her way through the frigid labyrinth of Maryland’s Finzel marsh preserve, she says, “You can’t see anything, so watch your step.” The pleasant perfume of red spruce, the call of the regionally […]

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Major new study shows role beavers could play in restoring Scotland’s rivers

Major new study shows role beavers could play in restoring Scotland’s rivers

Beavers could make an important contribution to improving the condition of Scotland’s rivers, including helping to improve water quality and limiting the effects of drought. The positive role they can play in water resource management, as well as in creating habitat, carbon sequestration and river restoration, is highlighted in a report produced by scientists at […]

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