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Ecosystem Engineers: How do beavers build dams?

How does one of nature’s best ecosystem engineers go about revitalizing the landscapes around them? From PBS Nature, this is how North American beavers build dams.

Related reading at Pawnation: Importance of Beavers in an Ecosystem. Their benefits include creating wetlands, pooling nutrient-rich sediment, filtering water, cutting down trees, and increasing biodiversity.

In the archives: a young moose and beaver live side by side.

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