Harnett County is a participant in the North Carolina Beaver Management Assistance Program (BMAP).
BMAP is designed to help manage problems caused by beavers on private and public lands. Due to practical and ecological considerations, the program’s goal is to address specific beaver damage problems rather than to eliminate beavers from North Carolina. BMAP service providers use an integrated approach, in which a combination of methods (some lethal, some non-lethal) may be used or recommended to reduce beaver damage. The program places first priority on issues that threaten public health and safety, and secondly on assistance to landholders experiencing beaver damage.
The BMAP is primarily implemented by USDA Wildlife Services (Wildlife Services) through cooperative service agreements with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and participating counties. Landholders in participating counties gain access to assistance at a reduced cost-share rate or may receive free training on beaver management techniques if they are willing to perform the work themselves.
2019 BMAP Results for Harnett County: 26 Completed jobs, 82 Beavers removed, Resulting in saving 1,871 acres of cropland, dikes/dams/impoundments and tress from beaver damage $319,420 Total cost savings to citizens served
For more information please contact our office at (910) 893-7584.