A recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune, a segment on NPR's All Thing's Considered, and a segment on Utah Public Radio's Wild About Utah all help highlight the use of beaver as a potential river restoration agent. They also speak to the idea that beaver might be helpful in buffering anticipated impacts from climate change. Beaver are finding themselves in the news more and more:
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