Beavers are amazing creatures. Instinctual engineers, their dam-building abilities are legendary. When built in natural areas, their dams can enhance and enrich the landscape. But when beavers move into agricultural lands, their efforts may create an impossible situation, often rendering areas unusable for farming in a short amount of time. Over the last few years, the problem has become significant for many of our lowland farms, forcing some to plant later or abandon certain fields altogether. Unfortunately, there is a fair amount of confusion regarding what can and cannot be done to remedy the situation.
Join us Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017 from 7pm-9pm, to learn what options exist for farms inundated with water from beaver dams. Location is Carnation Farms’ Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd, Carnation, WA.
On hand will be individuals from organizations in King and Snohomish counties focused on helping farmers and other landowners find the appropriate solution for their unique beaver problem. Representatives from King and Snohomish Conservation Districts, Beavers Northwest, The Tulalip Tribes, Snohomish County Surface Water Management, Snoqualmie Watershed Improvement District, King County Water and Land Resources, and Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will be there to share the options their programs offer and help answer questions.
Space is limited for this free event and we ask that you pre-register to ensure yourself a seat. Visit Got Beavers.eventbrite.com to reserve your spot now.
For more information on the workshop, contact Kate Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 357-6024. Sponsored by WSU King County Extension, King Conservation District, and King County.