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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by mcwlandscaping, Apr 15, 2006.
Any pics of before.. we all see the aftermath.. but whatb about before!@!
the owner of the house is going to try and get some befores that i can scan up on here. will try to get them asap
kool beaver dam mike. i would clean out that pond just get be a loader and a excavator and hire a few trucks and ill do it.
ok, the guy is going to send me some pics tomarrow of how it looked before she burst!
we have lots of those shallow ponds up in NH. damn Mike you had me scared thought your metro was gonna die!
Nice photos! I'm already dreaming of all that rich beaver pond soil sitting there just out of reach. It would be so tempting, but odds are that a pond of that size is delineated wetland and untouchable by all of us except the beavers.
Sometimes there are exceptions if it is private land when the goal is creating more permanent wildlife habitat. That's a question for the local fish and game department etc. In that case, we would love to jump in there and create something fun.
There is an opportunity for the landowner, however. They might be able to get their property value assessment reduced since they are no longer on waterfront property. The assessor doesn't need to be reminded the beavers will likely return to rebuild in a few years. That may sound funny, but we are continually surprised from these sitauations.
I'm looking forward to the before photo too, thanks!
Fishwhiz, very good points IMO, smart thinking, i think i may show the owner of the land that i work for that if you don't mind.......still waiting on the before photos guys! i can't wait to see them eithe as its been years since i had been up there and seen it full.
I agree about calling it a "pond" It looks too shallow from the pics. Looks more like a swamp, bog, marsh.......but definitely not a pond. I'd be surprised if that held more than a couple feet of water, but like someone else said maybe the pics are not showing reality. Gotta hate those darn beavers
Sure you can share my thoughts! I posted my earlier note to share with your client.
It is definitely a pond since beavers tend to create large shallow bodies of water when they build a dam. A swamp would not serve their purpose.
In landscape ecology beavers do plenty of good work from flattening out run off hydrology to creating very productive meadows for vegetation as well as wildlife. There are many more benefits.