The Fish Creek Beaver Coexistence Project is aimed at balancing beaver and human needs throughout the park, and challenging negative perceptions about beavers. Coexistence devices, also known as pond levellers, and culvert exclusion fencing have been installed in some areas where current beaver activity is creating problems for visitors and for land managers responsible for pathways and stormwater ponds.
This project acknowledges that the visitor experience in Fish Creek Provincial Park is being affected, and believes that coexistence is not only possible but critical. The Fish Creek Beaver Coexistence Project not only has the potential to foster the peaceful co-existence between beavers and humans, and for nature to benefit, but also has the potential to act as an effective demonstration site for the millions of visitors who visit the park each year!
Photo credit: Rose Ratliffe