Big day for beaver in the news

Two big beaver hits today! First up is an interview with Kate and Brock in The Los Angeles Times about beaver benefits to landscapes. The story is titled, “Restoring California wetlands and fighting climate change? Leave it to beavers,” and can be read here.

The second is from KQED’s Morning Report in a clip titled, “Restoring Meadows In Sierra Nevada A Key To Healthy Ecosystems.” Featured prominently are our colleagues, Kevin Swift, process-based restoration practitioner, and Karen Pope, research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service. Also mentioned: the organization we helped cofound, Cal-PBR. Give it a listen here!

U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Karen Pope crouches in a stream in Lower Grouse Meadow to demonstrate how dams capture sediment. As channels fill with sediment, they become shallower, allowing water to spread through meadows and preventing buildup within reservoirs and other infrastructure further downstream. (Photo by: Kerry Klein/KVPR)

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