The Township of Langley’s policy over beavers that cause flooding in the wetlands will now be reviewed after a delegation met with council Monday night.
The current policy has seen the animals removed by lethal trapping.
Councillor Petrina Arnason says council has put forward a motion asking staff to look at possible revisions.
“The information was to help council to consider our current policy that is very vague, I would say, like it’s kind of, the language in it is not very prescriptive about what measures one would consider. It just indicates that if nothing else works, that you’re going to go to the trapping aspect.”
Animal rights group ‘Fur-Bearers’ spokesman Adrian Nelson said they proposed non-lethal options, such as flow-devices and wrapping trees.
“I think they understand that management practices are changing and, you know, the Township can change to better reflect those modern managememt practices.”
Though council still needs to vote at future meetings, Arnason says she feels optimistic about the outcome.
“They were represented very well by delegates who were expressing other options are available, rather than the lethal option.”