Related reading at Mom.com: Importance of Beavers in an Ecosystem. Their benefits include creating wetlands, pooling nutrient-rich sediment, filtering water, cutting down trees, and increasing biodiversity.
Watch more keystone species videos on TKSST, including:
• Can beavers help mitigate wildfire and drought?
• Beaver dams and wildfire, a stop-motion demonstration
• How do bison help fight against climate change?
• Why isn’t the world covered in poop?