Cumberland Land Trust does not support using beaver traps

Cumberland Land Trust does not support using beaver traps

A May 10-16 article about beaver issues in town inaccurately reflects the Cumberland Land Trust’s experience in working with the beavers. The Land Trust, which was not contacted for the story, wants to correct two points:

1. The two “beaver deceivers” we placed one year ago are working as designed. They require routine oversight to make sure they are functioning. Due to this year’s snow melt and spring rains we have determined additional larger diameter piping is required to handle the increase in seasonal water levels.

2. The Cumberland Land Trust does not support the trapping of beavers since state law requires trapped beavers to be euthanized.

Randy Tuomisto

CumberlandTuomisto is president of the Cumberland Land Trust.