Did you know that beavers are still hunted and trapped across the state?
Beavers are a natural part of Oregon’s streams and wetlands, and our state animal. Beaver dams are a marvel of engineering, that maintain critical ecosystem infrastructure. They are key to helping address Oregon’s water security, and fish and wildlife habitat needs. Beavers provide a key mechanism for helping Oregon address climate change, all at little or no cost to taxpayers.
Because beavers are such an asset in creating wetlands, The Wetlands Conservancy has joined with other individuals and partners in a grassroots effort to end commercial and recreational beaver trapping and hunting on all National Forests, Bureau of Land Management lands, National Monuments, Federal Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, and National Grasslands in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider this proposed amendment to OAR 635-050-0070 on June 12, 2020.