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The Beavers Returning to the Desert

The Beavers Returning to the Desert

07/19/2021

One small, plucky animal has an outsized ability to transform its environment, helping to replenish river ecosystems even in the desert. BBC News.

The Beavers Returning to the Desert

The Beavers Returning to the Desert

07/15/2021

In 2019 and 2020, grad student Emma Doden and her colleagues gave 47 nuisance beavers a second chance by translocating them to Utah desert waterways. Their success has the potential to reshape riparian and aquatic ecosystems in this harsh environment.


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