Because the beaver isn't just an animal; it's an ecosystem!

The Martinez Beavers

Day: April 4, 2012

In Cary, dam destroyed but beavers live

CARY – The traps had barely been in the water an hour when the town staffers had a change of heart. The semi-aquatic rodents would live, they decided.

But the town may have another option at its disposal should the dam return. Hecht is looking into “flow devices” that allow water to pass through beaver dams. While beavers usually plug up pipes and other bothersome leaks, they are unable to sense the flow of water through the “flow devices,” which regulate water levels without sending beavers into a building frenzy.

North Carolina looking into flow devices! Who would have thought? If you remember just a few days ago they had hired the ‘beaver man’ to get rid of them. And now they’re thinking about the good effect they have on fish and wildlife. I wonder what changed their mind? I wonder where they possibly heard about these new-fangled flow devices? Such specific wording! No confusing beaver deceiver language! Hmm…could it have been the fact that I sent a detailed letter to everyone on the council and the city engineer saying that Martinez had installed a flow device and they fixed our problem for 5 years running – linking to Sherri Tippie’s book and Mike Callahan’s DVD?

Looks like it’s ON in Cary! And like someone is getting a new career!