Wyoming Untrapped Embarks on New Beaver Awareness and Restoration Project
Wyoming Untrapped, along with several other partner organizations, will be embarking on a large scale project to re-establish beaver populations in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, teach local citizens and area youth about the importance of beavers to the ecosystem, and relocate beavers (that would otherwise be killed due to conflicts with humans) to suitable areas where they can enhance and create new wetlands. We will be helping to construct beaver dam analogs like the one pictured below to help newly transported beavers settle in their new surroundings. Man-made lodges will also be constructed to help the beavers establish a territory and increase their chances of survival. Stay tuned for more information, updates, photos, and videos about this exciting new project!
Thank you to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for the awarding of a $10,000 grant to kick off this innovative and important habitat restoration and community education project!