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By Scott Eggeman
Wildlife Biologist - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks 

Beavers: Nature's misunderstood and underappreciated engineers


September 6, 2018

Each year we receive questions from the public about beavers. Some of those questions come from frustrated landowners wanting to know how to remove beavers that are causing flooding problems along irrigation ditches or at culverts along road crossings. Others are interested in learning more about beavers and curious about whether their property would benefit from the busy rodents.

This dichotomy of feelings towards beavers is not unusual and certainly something that FWP has experienced with other wildlife species. It is true that in some circumstances beavers can create problems for landow...

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