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Beaver dams create habitats

November 19, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

BEAVERS (Castor canadensis) are among the largest rodents in the world. For us North Americans, the beaver has a long history which includes trapping by explorers to take the furs for European markets. Past intense pressure placed on beaver for those markets led to all sorts of encounters by fur trappers and mountain men of the past. In a sense, our western frontier was opened to more people by the presence of beaver and the potential promise for economic gain. In spite of all that pressure, this rodent endures. Even in a modern landscape so dramatically altered by mankind, beavers survive.



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