Environmentalists Work to Stave Off Relentless Beaver
Chesterfield Environmental Commission Wraps Trees to Reduce Food Source
By Ben Wolverton
January 20, 2019 – 3:06pm
Scarafile reached out to 7 of different environmental agencies and they all recommended wrapping trees; none of them said to trap the animal. The NJDEP also won’t authorize trapping and relocating.
According to Scarafile, not only have they not received backlash, they’ve seen residents taking the initiative to wrap trees themselves. She wants to remind residents that beavers are wild animals and should not be approached.
In December, Chesterfield Township Committee approved the formation of a subcommittee, that will investigate long-term solutions to the beavers. The Chesterfield Township Environmental Commission is a 7 member advisory board established in 1973. The Commission’s next public meeting is on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7pm.