Beavers at the Refuge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Great blue herons and red-winged blackbird, photo by Leor Veleanu
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Green arrow arum, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Beaver family, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Wild turkey hen, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Canada geese, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Northern highbush blueberry, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Common reed and duckweed, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Pearl crescent butterfly, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Osprey with fish, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Eastern mud turtle, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo

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Beavers in the News Media

This is a list of some information that has appeared in the news media, arranged by descending date of publication. Much of it is supportive of beavers and their important role in the ecosystem as a keystone species. Listing a news item here does not mean that the Refuge necessarily endorses or agrees with anything mentioned. Be aware that many people view beavers as a resource or 'pest'.

  1. Anonymous. 2019-05-21. "Beavers in Essex doing 'better job' of making flood defences". BBC News accessed 2019-05-24 (file copy)
  2. Johnston, Jan. 2019-05-12. "Check It Out: Check out 'Eager,' join 'beaver believers'". The Columbian accessed 2019-05-20 (file copy)
  3. Dibb, Michelle. 2019-05-31. "The return of the Beaver". Ecologist accessed 2019-06-03 (file copy)
  4. Williams, Tom. 2019-04-02. "Revisiting The Surprising, Secret Life Of Beavers & Why They Matter With Ben Goldfarb On Access Utah". Utah Public Radio accessed 2019-05-04 (file copy)
  5. Goldsmith, Ben. 2019-03-23. "The triumphant return of the British beaver". The Spectator accessed 2019-03-23 (file copy)
  6. Hansen, Brandon. 2019-03-20. "CREATURE FEATURE: Beavers, the engineers of nature". The Independent accessed 2019-03-22 (file copy)
  7. Anonymous. 2019-02-23. "Beavers to become protected species under new legislation". Mail Online 2019-02-26 (file copy)
  8. Keane, Kevin. 2019-02-23. "Beavers to become protected species in Scotland". BBC News accessed 2019-02-23 (file copy)
  9. Metzger, Katie. 2019-02-22. "Beavers are active in Mercer Island's Luther Burbank Park". Mercer Island Reporter accessed 2019-02-24 (file copy)
  10. Conde, Ximena. 2019-02-11. "Is there a beaver resurgence in Philadelphia?" WHYY accessed 2019-02-15 (file copy)
  11. Albertine, Chris. 2019-01-31. "Outdoor Radio: Wintertime With North American Beavers". Vermont Public Radio accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  12. Gurda, John. 2019-01-03. "After 180 years, beavers return 'home' to Milwaukee River in heart of downtown". Journal Sentinal accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  13. Mercola, Joseph. 2019-01-01. "Can Beavers Clean Our Water and Restore Wild Salmon Populations?" accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  14. Anonymous. 2018-12-07. "Beavers sighted in Italy after almost 500 years". Il Globo accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  15. Backhouse, Frances. 2018-11-28. "Rethinking the Beaver: Why beavers and humans have to learn to get along". CBC Radio accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  16. Perkins, Sid. 2018-11-28. "Beavers are engineering a new Alaskan tundra". ScienceNews accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy; click linked image to enlarge)
  17. Dennehy, Kevin. 2018-11-08. "'Let the Rodent Do the Work': Reflections of a Beaver Believer". Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  18. Moffitt, Dominic. 2018-11-07. "Beavers return to north Essex as part of flood management scheme". East Anglian Daily Times accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  19. Anonymous. 2018-11-06. "Beavers to return to Essex for the first time in 400 years". GOV.UK accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  20. Felling, Kyle. 2018-10-31. "Discover Nature: Beavers Prepare for Winter". KBIA accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  21. Turrentine, Jeff. 2018-07-20. "Beavers Are the Working-Class Heroes of Their Ecosystems--America Should Appreciate Them More". Natural Resources Defense Council onEarth accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy)
  22. O'Connor, Joe. 2018-07-17. "'We have caught (them) in the act': Beavers are invading Alaska, the final frontier". National Post accessed 2019-04-16 (file copy)
  23. MacDonald. 2018-07-07. "The Busy, Beneficial Beaver". JSTOR Daily accessed 2019-02-02 (file copy; click linked image to enlarge)
  24. Pipkin, Whitney. 2015-12-21. "Critter Number 5 – The Beaver". Bay Journal accessed 2019-04-27 (file copy)
  25. Pipkin, Whitney. 2015-12-14. "Leaving it to beavers: Communities make room for natural engineers". Bay Journal accessed 2019-04-27 (file copy)
  26. Sudol, Valerie. 2015-11-06. "Busy beavers boost water quality". New Jersey On-Line LLC accessed 2019-04-27
  27. Anonymous. 2014-02-10. "Who, What, Why: Do beavers prevent flooding?". BBC News accessed 2019-05-28 (file copy)