Lorry Mackay (Forest Operations)

Logistics Summer Student at Mosaic Forest Management in Nanaimo, BC

Lorry smiling at the camera and standing on a beaver buster.

My second summer with Mosaic has been unreal!  Recently, I’ve been writing a report on beaver berms.  In this photo I’m standing on a ‘beaver buster’, an innovative way Mosaic works with beavers in the area to ensure habitat is maintained as well as road safety and quality.  The regulator on the end ensures that no matter how strong of a dam the beaver builds, the integrity of the neighboring road will not waver due to an overflowing pond.  When the water reaches a certain level, the buster diverts it safely through a culvert to the downside of the road.

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