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Landholders who own or manage land in Gaston County. The NC Department of Transportation also receives BMAP services along its rights-of-way statewide.
Assistance to Landholders, both public (municipalities) and private (residents, businesses), landholders in Gaston County may request BMAP services.
Assistance to NCDOT, due to health and safety concerns related to flooding along roadways, NCDOT pays to receive BMAP services statewide. NCDOT projects receive priority, especially if water is going over roads or water is threatening to reach the road within the next twenty-four hours. Services to NCDOT are funded separately; Gaston County participation fees do not go toward projects along NCDOT rights-of-way.
The administrative authority for BMAP rests with NCWRC, but enabling legislation allows NCWRC to transfer program administration, upon agreement, to Wildlife Services, view the G.S. 113-291.10. Presently, Wildlife Services administers BMAP according to a plan developed by the Beaver Damage Control Advisory Board (the Advisory Board) and approved by NCWRC. The administration of BMAP follows the state fiscal year, July 1 to June 30.
The Advisory Board is composed of representatives from nine state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations. It meets at least once annually to review the previous year’s accomplishments and to make recommendations for the coming year.
View the North Carolina Beaver Management Assistance Program website to learn more.