Finding beaver concerns around Maine

Beavers are on my mind as I continue to get connected to the fears and misunderstandings, along with real concerns and challenges of coexistence with this keystone ecosystem engineering animal. Here is a (FB) post from an association in the Belgrade Lakes area and my response to it which requests that folks take time to learn more; …and some important links to some of that info and perspective:

Post: Beavers are continuing to expand their dam complex at the boat launch
Post: Jill Colavita They are destroying properties all along the shore. I know of at least 3 dams on the lake and there must be more, and increasing. They need to be relocated!
Post: Randie Chase Martin They are multiplying rapidly!!!
Post: Richard Hesslein Beavers are part of nature and should not be considered out of place or out of control just because they are visible and actively using / making visible habitats. There are fairly simple and cost effective ways to limit their actions where needed without resorting to a constant cycle of eradication, lethal removal, or “relocation”. Please take a few minutes to learn about the values and beneficial impacts from beavers to help steer a coarse to mutually positive balance and coexistence! I believe we still have a lot to learn!
https://www.swampschool.org/wetlands-could-be-key-in-revitalizing-acid-streams/, https://www.swampschool.org/beavers-helpful-rebuilding-wetlands/, http://www.beaversww.org/assets/PDFs/People-and-Fish.pdf, http://www.beaversww.org/…/AtlanticSalmonBeaverDam.pdf, http://www.martinezbeavers.org/…/cat…/beavers-and-trout/, https://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/promo.cfm?id=177175812, http://www.beaversww.org/…/Moddrainagedesign…, http://www.bbc.com/…/20161005-beavers-are-back-in-the…,
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php…

http://www.thebeaverbelievers.com/film/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLyBZ1mdg2c&feature=youtu.be,
http://www.pbs.org/…/leave-it-to-beavers-the…/8865/
http://www.beaverinstitute.org, http://www.beaverdeceivers.com

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