Benefits of beavers

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From the Telluride Watch:

Those beautiful sub-alpine ponds and meadows enjoyed on hikes and drives are likely to be the result of the tireless work of generations upon generations of beaver, second only to humans in their ability to alter the landscape. As we come to appreciate the contribution that beaver have made to the health and beauty of our world, we are learning to work with them to improve our watersheds and preserve biodiversity.

An enthusiastic advocate for this species and its benefits, Sherri Tippie, will be the featured speaker at the next Living With Wildlife presentation sponsored by the San Juan Corridors Coalition, Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m., at the Ridgway Community Center.

More Coyote Gulch coverage here.

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