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USDA suspends aquatic mammal management program in Ore.

The USDA's Wildlife Services department will stop culling beavers, river otter, muskrat and mink in Oregon while a biological assessment and consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Services is ongoing, though management of invasive nutria will continue. Beaver activity can damage roads, timber production, and agricultural and athletic fields, but beaver dams also create habitat for salmon and other fish.

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