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Putting Beavers to Work for You

August 15, 2023

Beavers are second only to humans in their ability to engineer the landscape. Learn how beavers can also improve the land.

While it is their instinct to gnaw trees and construct dams, it is possible to harness beaver behavior to improve your property while minimizing damage.

Beaver dams clear the water by filtering and processing fine sediment. The dams slow water velocity, thereby increasing streamside vegetation while elevating the water table for wells and irrigation. 

Learn what beavers can do for you. This colorful brochure contains Beaver Facts, Beaver Myth Busting and before/after diagrams of beavers' effect on the landscape.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 03/01/2024