Beaver Removal Inspection in Maine
Beavers can create an awful lot of havoc with people. Today we’re doing a beaver removal Inspection in Waldo, Maine. The beavers on this particular property move din last fall. This means that they only had a little bit of time to build a lodge and put up a supply of food before the water iced over.
It’s Spring now in Waldo, Maine. The water is flowing strong after all the ice and snow melted. On this particular job that we’re inspecting the beavers have not needed to build a dam just yet. The water flow was sufficient for them to make it through the winter. Beavers use the waterway to travel to food more safely. If they can stay in the water and cut down trees they are far more safe than if they walked on land away form the protection of water.
Beaver removal inspections always include determining how long the beavers have been around, how much damage they are likely to create, and what level of activity will be tolerated buy the landowners. In this situation, the lay of the land is almost engineered perfectly for beavers. With a high bank on the southern shore, and a moderate grade on the north shore the beavers will have no trouble at all creating large wetland.
This will cause several issues for the property owner. For nearly 20 years there have been no resident beavers present. They have traveled along the waterway, but always lived well up and down stream from the property. With the possibility of a lodge and wetland comes the likelihood that much of the property will become flooded. The beavers will also consume many of the standing trees, and will likely eventually begin harvesting large majestic oaks and maples.
After the Beaver Removal Inspection in Maine
In this situation, the only course of action for everyone involved is beaver removal from this site. The waterway is strong and will support many generations of beavers up and down stream. The location they chose to set up a new home is less than ideal from the perspective of the people involved. For now, it’s time to move these beavers somewhere else.