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Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals how our conception of a healthy ecosystem is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s waterways. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: ponds drained, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a coalition of “Beaver Believers” recognize that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier than those without them. Believers are hard at work restoring these rodents to their former haunts. In his talk, Ben will discuss how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, and climate change; and how we can coexist with this vital rodent. This program will only be offered virtually via Zoom.
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