Beaver Damage Control to Better Protect Manitoba Farmers

By David Klassen

Beaver - Oak Hammock Marsh

The Manitoba government is creating a new four-year program to reduce flooding and other damage to agricultural lands caused by beavers.

The province is spending $1 million on the Farmland Beaver Damage Control Program to provide farmers and ranchers with information and additional resources to prevent problems caused by nuisance beavers, including crop loss and erosion.

“The damage caused by beavers can be a serious hardship for producers and we need to find effective, sustainable and humane solutions,” said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. “This program will connect farmers and landowners with resources to help deal with these challenging situations.”

Details on the program are currently being finalized and will be available by early summer, the province says.

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