BEAVER BAFFLES LIKE this one being installed in Bolton control water levels to eliminate damage to nearby roads and land while maintaining wetlands for beavers and other wild plants and animals.
MONTPELIER — To prevent flooding on nearby roads and private property, Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff have installed 11 water control devices on beaver dams throughout Vermont this year.
Known as ‘beaver baffles,’ these devices allow some water to pass through the dam without breaching it and destroying the wetland.
Fish & Wildlife staff expect to continue to install additional beaver baffles throughout the state this year. The baffles are one of many techniques employed or recommended to landowners to minimize beaver damage to property or trees. Other techniques include using fences...