A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and “employers” who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands.
availableall_members88362365243455cove8836Leave it to BeaversNature’s greatest hydro-engineers transform landscapesThe beaver, more than any other animal, is responsible for creating fertile landscapes across North America, but it hasn’t gotten much recognition for that accomplishment until now. A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools in reversing the effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. 2014-05-14 20:00:00publishdisabledshowfalse12024Animal Homes: Location, Location, LocationFinding a good base of operations is key to successfully raising a family.2015-04-15 00:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2015/03/Merganser-Duckling-About-to-Jump-480x270.jpg2365462046cove8847How Beavers Build DamsBeavers are devoted to their work as dam builders and they are born equipped for the job.2014-05-14 20:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2014/09/mezzanine_158-480x270.jpg2365242278cove