There are at least three areas in Danbury where officials are looking to see what can be done about beavers gnawing down trees to make dams. At the City Council meeting last week, Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola said that they looked at the Rogers Park area.
Trapping season is from December to the end of March, so now is outside of trapping season. The City could apply to the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for a special permit to allow the trapping now, but Iadarola says permits will typically only be granted for water distribution systems.
Iadarola says someone has offered to do the trapping for free.
Public Utilities Superintendent David Day says they will dismantle the dams and fallen and gnawed trees will be cleaned up and new trees possibly planted.