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Billerica Municipal Beaver Management Program Analysis, 2000 – 2019
By I. Tourkantonis | M. Callahan | R. Berube
This landmark 20 year study compares traditional lethal beaver control versus nonlethal management methods in the town of Billerica, MA. A total of 55 beaver conflict sites were studied. Sites that were managed with nonlethal control methods cost taxpayers significantly less than sites that were managed with beaver removal, and provided millions of dollars of ecological services to the town annually that would have been lost with beaver removal.
Tags: Biodiversity / Keystone Species | Economics | Funding | Management Plans | Success Rates | Trapping