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SCMUA-WRWMG Installs Beaver Dam Analogs in Paulins Kill Wetlands

Thursday, September 07, 2023



The SCMUA-WRWMG worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge staff to construct 2 beaver dam analogs on wetlands property owned by the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority. Beaver dam analogs are artificial beaver dams designed to enhance watershed quality, control sediment, and reduce erosion of the waterway.

The BDAs will impound water on a portion of the property to create habitat differences or variations in the landscape for the benefit of different species of wildlife.