How You Can Help
Please send the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today urging them to adopt the petition eliminating commercial and recreational killing of beaver on federal lands. Put “Beaver Closure on Federal Lands” in the subject line.
- You support the petition to ban commercial and recreational trapping of beaver on public federal lands
- Beaver are a critical part of a healthy ecosystem including creating wetlands, improving water quality, groundwater recharge and improving fish and wildlife habitat.
- Protecting beaver is even more important in an age of climate change as beaver dams will be critical for retaining water that will be released by earlier melting snowpack.
- Protecting beaver on public federal lands rather than making them available for commercial and recreational hunting is consistent with ODFW’s core mission to protect Oregon’s fish and wildlife and restore natural ecosystems.