Beaver Relocation Pilot Program

Rule-making status: Preproposal

Rule Making Reference# P2020-08
The department is developing a new permit that is specific to beaver relocation and consistent with RCW 77.32.585.

This permit would require applicants to be certified in beaver relocation by completing a department-approved training. This certification requirement would ensure that permittees have the knowledge needed to do the following: 1) to ensure humane and safe treatment of beavers during capture, handling, and release, 2) to select release sites based on suitable habitat criteria, beaver occupation status, social tolerance, and risk of future damage, and 3) to minimize the risk of disease transmission.

Public comments

To view and submit comments, please visit the Beaver Relocation Pilot Program public engagement page.

You may also leave comments by sending an email to or by leaving a voicemail message at 855-925-2801 and entering project code 2747.

For more information

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