Beavers: Nature’s Wetland Ecosystem Engineers

Beavers play a critical role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, such as by creating wetland habitat and recharging aquifers. While these industrious animals are beneficial to many other species, including humans, they can sometimes cause damage to private property. This has led to the unnecessary trapping and killing of tens of thousands of beavers throughout the United States every year. Proactive and commonsense solutions can help beavers and people coexist and work together to preserve our wetland ecosystems.

Built By Beavers

The good that beavers do in creating and maintaining our wetlands far outweighs the occasional inconveniences they bring. We can find a way to share the land with beavers—no more traps, no more slow and painful deaths. Learn more about what we can do for beavers, and what they can do for us:

Posted by NRDC on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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