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March public meetings provide opportunity to share information regarding beaver and trout management

Published by Central Office February 28, 2017

Contact(s): Shawn Rossler, DNR furbearer program specialist, 608-267-9428

MADISON -- Department of Natural Resources staff will hold public meetings in March to improve understanding of the benefits free-flowing cold-water systems provide trout, create awareness of the positive and negative impacts of beaver, and discuss efforts to achieve balance in beaver management.

DNR staff will provide an overview of the beaver management plan, background on cold water trout management as it relates to beaver management, and beaver control plans by county at each meeting.

The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback at the meetings that will be held:

The Natural Resources Board approved a new Beaver Management Plan in October 2015 and the area-level meetings were identified as part of the implementation strategies.

Additional information on the beaver management plan is available at fyi.uwex.edu/beaver/ (exit DNR).

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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