Over the years, beavers have gained a reputation as “ecosystem engineers.” For millions of years, they have stayed busy building dams and lodges. After being severely threatened by the fur trade and seen as a nuisance species, conservation efforts changed the way people think about beavers and revitalized beaver populations. In part two of the Unbelievable Beaver Series, I will talk about the hard work beavers do to protect water and the hard work humans do to protect beavers.
Beavers have been a critically important species throughout history. Their presence has unquestionably transformed global economics, culture, and ecosystems alike. A world without beavers would look totally unrecognizable. In part one of the three-part Unbelievable Beaver Series, I will talk about the fur trade and the significance of beavers in Blackfeet culture.
I can’t think of a better way to be introduced to the frozen Montana winter than moving up from my home state of Texas during the crisp month of January. At the start of 2018 I swapped out my shorts and sandals for snow pants and insulated boots and I couldn’t be more excited. Read More
Thank you for visiting the Blackfeet Country and Climate Change blog. The blog’s purpose is to provide updates on The Beaver Project, which will be taking place during 2018 and 2019. Throughout the project, we will be featuring posts by partners who are collaborating on The Beaver Project. Read More