Pesky Beavers Put to Work Restoring Streams

Pesky Beavers Put to Work Restoring Streams

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“Landowners typically trap or kill beavers that block irrigation canals and flood homes in the Yakima Valley. But biologists are using the skills of nature’s best engineers, relocating the troublemaking creatures to the headwaters of the Yakima River, where their talent for chewing willows and constructing lodges can be put to use, helping to restore streams and salmon habitat,” the AP reports.

(READ the AP story via the Detroit News)

Photo by Mark Round, in Ottawa, via CC license

 

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