Despite drastic reductions in population size due to historic trapping, beavers remain a facet of our local waterways.
But why do they build those pesky dams? And what can we do about it?
Beaver benefits are manifold. From water quality improvements to increases in biodiversity to enhancing resiliency of watersheds, the wetlands that beavers create offer a diverse suite of ecosystem services.
However, with our human infrastructure so intricately tied to waterways, beavers can often seem like a nuisance. Luckily there are numerous strategies for managing beavers and retaining the benefits that they provide! We will discuss beaver biology, benefits, and management infrastructure to keep these ecosystem engineers in business.