Beavers on Boulder Mountain

Beavers? On Boulder Mountain?

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Once it has been approved by the county and all relevant organizations, BCA is ready and willing to assist in the reintroduction of beavers on Boulder Mountain.

Why? Beavers contribute to a healthier, more natural mountain ecosystem. Beaver-dammed water stays up on the mountain longer and is released more slowly downstream, rather than as gushing floods. The expanded water table also fosters new vegetative growth and riparian areas.

Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources issues a statewide Beaver Management Plan in 2010 to serve as a guide to managing and re-introducing beaver populations in suitable areas within the state. Areas of Boulder Mountain are among those assessed as viable habitat.

Depending on the developments between Garfield County and the UDWR, BCA is trained, ready, and eager to assist in beaver reintroduction and monitoring. In order to help spread the word about beavers and their importance, we’ll continue to update this page.

Utah’s 2010-2020 Beaver Management Plan: PDF

Beavers in King County, WA:
http://webspinners.com/riparian/GreenLine/
V09-2/BeaverDam.html

From the Colorado Riparian Association:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animals
AndPlants/beavers/science.aspx

How One Unlikely Rodent is Saving the American West

Water Science Activity

A water science activity with local community volunteer, Judith Geil at the 2014 Leave it to Beavers festival.

Current Action

Until beaver reintroduction is allowed Garfield county, BCA will continue to offer education on the pros and cons of beaver reintroduction.

In September of 2014, BCA hosted the 3rd Annual Leave it to Beavers festival in Boulder, UT.  Over 70 individuals stopped by to participate in our educational booths, informative panels, children’s activities, and keynote lecture.

If you are interested in signing up for additional updates on beaver management in our area, please send your name and email to info@bouldercommunityalliance.org.

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“My favorite thing about beavers is . . . : ” An art project by local Boulder Elementary and homeschool students.