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County joins beaver management assistance program

Henderson County has entered into a cooperative agreement with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist landowners who experience damage from nuisance beavers.

The USDA’s Wildlife Services Program works directly with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to implement the Beaver Management Assistance Program throughout North Carolina. This program provides beaver damage management services to landholders at significantly reduced cost and prevents millions of dollars in land resource damages each year. More information about the program can be found at .

The BMAP is primarily implemented by USDA Wildlife Services through cooperative service agreements with the Wildlife Resources Commission, the N.C. Department of Transportation and participating counties. Landholders in participating counties gain access to assistance at a reduced cost-share rate or may receive free training on beaver management techniques if they are willing to perform the work themselves.

BMAP is funded in large part by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, but each county must opt in to the program on an annual basis for its residents to receive beaver management services at reduced rates. For more information contact Henderson County representative Aaron Jones at 828-558-7217 or