Game and Fish recently transplanted three beavers captured south of Cody to Meeteetse to improve stream habitat and riparian conditions.
Trapped on private land, the animals were kept in new special trailers obtained with the help of Wyoming Outdoorsmen and private donations. The animals were held until family members were rounded up.
The beavers’ handiwork had caused flooding in their previous location.
In the new spots the beavers build dams that can stabilize stream banks and create ponds that can benefit other wildlife.
August and September are prime times for moving beavers because the young are old enough and the animals tend to stay in their new areas after the transfers.
Additional relocations are planned.