Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society Rehabilitates Beavers in Wetlands Conservation Project
The Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society captured and rehabilitated four injured beavers as part of a wetlands conservation project near Merritt. The project is run by Tom Willms, a professor and biologist at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), and is supported by the Nooaitch First Nation. Once home to many beavers, Howarth Creek has been a common trapping area that, over the years, slowly dissipated the local beaver population taking with them the natural regulation of wetlands in the area. Bringing beavers back into Howarth Creek will help restore the wetlands making them more resilient to fires, droughts and flooding.