Beaver Restoration

Leave It To Beavers In Washington By Hannelore Sudermann As we crunch through the snow in the hills above Winthrop, Steve Bondi 02 and Ryan Anderson ’08 are eager to see evidence that their project to improve riparian habitat and provide late-season water to the Methow Valley is working. They’re building dams, but with the...
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BWW Awards Scottish Beaver Group

BWW Gives Award to Scottish Beaver Advocates Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, an environmental nonprofit based in New York, recently presented an award to Paul and Louise Ramsay for their decade of work to restore beavers to Scotland. Owen and Sharon Brown, leaders of Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife (BWW), traveled to Scotland and presented the award,...
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Fish and Dams

People and Fish Terry Lee, who’s been a water resource specialist for 25 years, has an innovative solution for today’s problem of more frequent and severe floods: let nature’s engineers restore natural water storage. Like other planners nationwide, Lee must cope with a landscape that’s lost much floodplain storage, just as extreme weather events are...
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Beaver and Climate Change Adaptation in North America

A Simple, Cost-Effective Strategy The reestablishment of American beaver (Castor canadensis; beaver) and its habitat is a viable and cost-­effective climate change adaptation strategy. Due to the unique hydrological engineering accomplished by dam-­building beaver, support and reestablishment of beaver constitute an important climate change adaptation tool in the United States. The information presented here demonstrates...
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BWW Sponsors Anti-Fracking Program

Fracking—the Rest of the Story Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife (BWW) is sponsoring Fracking—the Rest of the Story, a program by Bill Belitskus, President of the Allegheny Defense Project, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Canastota Library (102 West Center St., Canastota, NY). For the past 15 years, Belitskus has been monitoring...
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Wisconsin’s War on Nature

Fish Fervor Destroys Beavers—and Wetlands during Decade of Drought It’s not only unions that Wisconsin has declared war upon. Since 1985 the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (WDNR) has waged a successful campaign to wipe out 70% of the state’s beavers (shrinking a population of 225,000 in 1985 to 67,000 in 2008) for the declared...
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