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Nov 28 2022Beavers play a crucial role in creating healthy habitats throughout Wyoming. From creating a habitat that fosters biodiversity and a wealth of benefits for countless plants and animals to retaining water on an ever-drying landscape, beavers prove their value over and over again. Organizations like Wyoming Untrapped choose to invest in beaver conservation for the future because we know just how crucial healthy wildlife populations are to the livelihood of our landscape in the years to come. Explore plans for a new asset to beaver conservation in Wyoming, a holding facility, and learn why how a resource like this will be utilized for beavers across Wyoming.
Join our team in continuing our public outreach and education!
It’s the time of year when we reflect on our busy spring and summer seasons. The WU team spent a lot of time speaking with community members this season and working to educate on the issues driving our mission. From putting on Trap Release Workshops in multiple cities throughout Wyoming to hosting booths at public outreach events and continuing our education programs, we kept a busy schedule throughout 2022. Your continued support ensures a future for safe public lands for people, pets, and our wild neighbors, where inhumane trapping is unimaginable. Thank you!
We are excited to announce our newest education and awareness project, the “Beaver Dam Cam”. Beavers are keystone species, meaning they create habitat necessary for other species’ survival. Unfortunately, beavers are trapped and killed for recreation or because they are considered a nuisance. The removal of beavers from the landscape negatively impacts many other plants, wildlife, and fish species.
Tens of thousands of animals are trapped and snared in Wyoming every single year! Many are unreported.
These numbers represent only the trapped animals reported by less than 30% of trappers in Wyoming from 2008 to 2021. For every trap, we believe one to three non-target animals may be trapped. Every animal and bird of prey is a possible victim.