This Wednesday. Please Attend.

The Board of Park Commissioners has a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM. Although beaver trapping at Warner Park is not on the agenda, there is a time period reserved at the beginning of the meeting to allow public comment on items not on the agenda. Anyone who is able to attend this meeting will be allowed 3 minutes to raise this issue and say something about it although the Board will not take any questions or discuss/address the issue.

Please let your voice be heard. Don’t be late. Comments are taken at the beginning of the meeting. The agenda can be seen here.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:30 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison

Read our latest post Why Is Madison Killing Beavers for more information.

2 thoughts on “Tell Board of Park Commissioners to Stop Killing Beavers

  1. Talking points:
    Families should be able to see beavers building their amazing dams in our state parks, teaching respect for life and the balance of life.
    Beavers are the “perfect” animal in that they CREATE habitat for HALF of the rare and endangered species on earth. They are being destroyed in Wisconsin for .015% of the population to kill our wildlife in the most cruel ways for private profit on $5 incentive licenses. Humane folks are not allowed to save one animal for $5 and trappers self-report that they EACH kill at least 46 animals per year.
    The habitat that beavers create is a boggy, peaty perfect habitat for amphibians and nursery to endangered amphibians and water creatures. It would cost humans $100,000/acre to replicate the habitat that beavers create for free.
    When people problems come up having to do with beaver dams, there is a web site called Beavers, Wetlands and Wildlife http://www.beaversww.org/ that helps with problem solving so that beavers can be treated humanely with respect for all they do for life, and problems can be averted. For example, there are “beaver deceivers” for flooding caused by beaver dams. Right now the DNR traps out beavers on 2000 miles of designated monoculture “trout streams” on the premise that beavers warm the water too much for trout to survive. Beavers co-evolved with trout for millions of years. It is most likely a problem of global warming waters. However, if water flow is a “problem”, the beaver deceiver is a PCB pipe laid through the BOTTOM of the beaver dam to allow water to flow through to keep water temperatures even. The beavers do not notice that water flow, only repairing water OVER their dams that they detect. Beaver deceivers have proven 95% successful by the people that have used them. You can read more about beavers on the Beaver web site and in two Madravenspeak columns:
    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/patricia-randolph-s-madravenspeak-life-giving-beavers-deserve-respect/article_912b4437-01cf-5c2f-aa2e-1a2b7463ecf4.html and
    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/patricia-randolph-s-madravenspeak-rather-than-slaughtering-beaver-we-should/article_9b982d3c-3c47-5f07-9cbd-e4e948653112.html

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