posted on May, 4 2010 @ 03:16 PM
Did the beavers get a dam permit?
STATE OF MICHIGAN
It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced
parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity: Construction and
maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond. A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity. A
review of the Department's files show that no permits have been issued. Failure to comply with this request, or any further unauthorized activity on
the site, may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action.
First of all, Mr. Ryan DeVries is not the legal landowner and/or contractor at 2088 Dagget, Pierson, Michigan - I am the legal owner and a couple of
beavers are in the (State unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did
not pay for, nor authorize their dam project, I think they would be highly offended you call their skillful use of natural building materials
"debris". I would like to challenge you to attempt to emulate their dam project any dam time and/or any dam place you choose. I believe I can
safely state there is no dam way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their
dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.
As to your dam request the beavers first must fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity, my first dam question to you is:
are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers or do you require all dam beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request?
If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, please send me completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits.
Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection
Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Michigan Compiled Laws annotated. My first concern is - aren't
the dam beavers entitled to dam legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said dam
representation - so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer.
The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event causing dam flooding is proof we should leave the
dam Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling their dam names. If you want the dam stream "restored" to a dam free-flow
condition - contact the dam beavers - but if you are going to arrest them (they obviously did not pay any dam attention to your dam letter -- being
unable to read English) - be sure you read them their dam Miranda first. As for me, I am not going to cause more dam flooding or dam debris jams by
interfering with these dam builders. If you want to hurt these dam beavers - be aware I am sending a copy of your dam letter and this response to
PETA. If your dam Department seriously finds all dams of this nature inherently hazardous and truly will not permit their existence in this dam State
- I seriously hope you are not selectively enforcing this dam policy - or once again both I and the Spring Pond Beavers will scream prejudice!
In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention a real environmental quality (health) problem; bears are actually defecating in our woods. I
definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the dam beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam,
watch your step! (The bears are not careful where they dump!)