Beaver Mania Hits the News!

Since our announcement in July about the State’s monumental decision to fund the creation of a new Beaver Restoration Program to be led by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, there has been an avalanche of news in major media outlets covering the ecological ingenuity of beaver restoration as a climate change solution! 

Given the recent explosion of wildfires, historic heatwaves, hurricane Kay, and other bizarre weather formations, we are all looking to think creatively about how to build climate change resilience. After over 15 years of advocacy, OAEC and our restoration partners are excited to see the media finally taking serious interest in the legitimate role beaver and process-based restoration can play. Check out these highlights from the paparazzi!


While we weren’t quoted directly in this piece, It Was War. Then, a Rancher’s Truce With Some Pesky Beavers Paid Off.we worked closely with New York Times journalist Catrin Einhorn to apprise her of beaver restoration concepts and developments in California.



WATER Institute Co-directors Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman are quoted extensively in these two articles:  Why this under appreciated rodent is one of California’s best chances to fight climate change in the SF Chronicle by Emma Talley and When it comes to fighting climate change, California says consider the beaver in the LA Times by Nathan Solis.


Lastly, here’s a fantastic news segment that aired on ABC10 in Sacramento featuring an interview with Brock Dolman and many great photos contributed by Kate Lundquist.  Worth the watch.


Mother Jones, Bioneers, CBS Mornings, have also gotten on the beaver bandwagon and many more articles and news features are in production.  Stay tuned for more coverage!

For media inquiries, please contact Kate Lundquist



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