Public Information on Beaver Activity

Public Information on Beaver Activity

(YELLOWKNIFE) Friday, July 13, 2018 – Beavers are creating problems in the Capital Site Area, which includes the Legislative Assembly building and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Beavers removing trees from the capital site area to create dams has caused flooding which has the potential to cause infrastructural damage to both buildings.

The department of Environment and Natural Resources has set live traps for the relocation of the beavers. The hope is that the beavers will be live trapped and relocated to another area where the public and wildlife will not be in harm’s way. Live trapping provides safe removal of the animals and will allow the beavers to live in an area without human intervention and will also discontinue the harm to infrastructural buildings.

It is important that the public not tamper with these live traps and to not release a beaver if one is seen inside a live trap. The release of these animals is detrimental and can, ultimately, lead to a lethal trapping plan if the animals cannot be live trapped. The public’s assistance with this live relocation is greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Mager
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
P: 867-767-9130 ext. 12017