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Experts Say Beavers Could Help Save California from Climate Change

Experts Say Beavers Could Help Save California from Climate Change

“Beaver dams improve water quality and control water downstream, repair eroded channels, reconnect streams to their floodplains, and the ponds and flooded areas create habitat for many plants and animals,” DFW wrote in its May proposal. “It might be odd, but beavers are an untapped, creative climate-solving hero that helps prevent the loss of biodiversity facing California.”

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New Mexico Magazine: The Gila Wilderness At 100

New Mexico Magazine: The Gila Wilderness At 100

A study by the National Park Service demonstrated “that beavers and their associated dams play an important role in the formation, function, and persistence of riparian wetlands.” By creating more complex river flows, beavers produce healthier wetlands, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, increase biodiversity, and raise the water table, stabilizing threatened ecosystems.

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How Beavers Help Birds and Other Species

How Beavers Help Birds and Other Species

New research shows that these ecosystem engineers can be an ally in stopping the decline of biodiversity. Researchers in Poland have found another reason to love beavers: They benefit wintering birds. The rodents, once maligned as destructive pests, have been getting...

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