Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation that would prohibit beaver trapping and hunting on federally managed public land. Employees of federal land management agencies would be exempt from the restrictions. Workers would still have the power to remove beavers that are causing issues like road and campground flooding. Still, critics say the bill is unnecessary. We hear from Suzanne Fouty, a hydrologist who helped write the bill, and Holly Akenson, a wildlife biologist and member of the Oregon Hunters Association, which opposes the bill.

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