Management of Beavers

Instructor: Stephen Vantassel

Beavers are protected and beneficial to the ecosystem and habitats of other animals. Managing them requires careful consideration and knowledge of state laws and permits. This course will cover common behaviors and habitat construction. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and requirements and ways to effectively trap beavers. 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Adhere to state laws for trapping in and out of season.
  • Construct effective, safe, and legal trap sets for beaver control.
  • Distinguish between the beneficial elements of beaver construction and when they need to be controlled.