Busy beavers residing in Mendell's Folly, a Bethany Land Trust property in Connecticut, have caught the attention of the Department of Transportation because their damming activities could lead to flooding along Route 42. So the Land Trust–with the aid of The Fund for Animals and about a dozen Boy Scouts from Troop 59–is creating a way for the beavers to coexist with the DOT. The Land Trust hired the Fund for Animals to install a unique beaver "baffle," which the beavers can't plug with tree branches. The "baffle" involves a system of submerged, caged pipes that go through the existing beaver dam and will lower the water level to an acceptable depth without hurting the beavers.
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