The Town of High River is taking steps to manage their ongoing beaver problem.

Beavers are industrious animals, who can do quite a bit of damage to municipal infrastructure and private property.

The Town says they'll only control the beavers where they're a known risk to town infrastructure or private property.

They've hired a trapper who will humanely trap the beavers and remove them, but they won't be relocated, as there's no where for them to go.

They say if the trapper needs to shoot the beavers, they will notify the RCMP.

Officials are warning dog owners out walking along the river to be mindful of their surroundings to as to not interfere with the trapping process.

In a release the Town says they understand this can be a sensitive topic.

The Town of High River has many natural areas that are attractive to both people and animals.

The Town understands residents will have a range of views on this issue.

Beavers are only removed in areas that they are posing a risk and using humane methods by a professional trapper.

Beavers may be hunted and trapped without a license during all seasons in Alberta.

 

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