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September 12, 2022

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  • Beavers Are Finally Getting the Rebrand They Deserve

    In recent years there’s been a growing body of peer-reviewed evidence hyping the utility of beavers. “They improve water quality, they create salmon habitat, they store water in the case of a drought, and they help mitigate flooding after really intensive rainfall,” Goldfarb says. That science is finally trickling down to policymakers and journalists. Beavers, you might say, are having a moment. Our work with beavers and coexistence at WU highlights this species' impact on the landscape and speaks to the importance of focusing on how we can coexist with these ecosystem engineers.