Beavers on PBSs Changing Planet
Beaver Believers: How to Restore Planet Water: Bioneers with Brock Dolmen and Kate Lundquist
May 3, 2023
Neil Harvey, host of Bioneers Radio, interviews Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman to learn all about beaver: their history in North America, how they slow and spread water, create critical habitat, and how they can be harnessed as a powerful tool in buffering the impacts of the climate changes we’re seeing.
Particularly riveting is the change of heart that some ranchers are experiencing when it comes to beaver. As Kate puts it, “There are ranchers in Nevada who are willing to go on record now saying, ‘Twenty years ago we used to shoot the beaver and now we wouldn’t have a cattle operation without them.’ And they’re having to save their neighbors who come and literally get water from them and truck it to their operation because they haven’t been able to retain the water in the same way as those who have these beaver complexes. “
New Times Article
May 5th, 2023
SLO Beaver Brigade builds momentum with festival, ‘Whale Tail’ grant
photo by Brittany App
SLO Beaver Brigade on KCBX
March 3, 2023
CDFW Director Agrees It’s Time To Embrace California Beavers
Baby beaver builds makeshift dam to keep her nemesis out
CBS Morning Edition with Dr. Emily Fairfax and the Atascadero Beaver Ponds
NPR News : Why You Should Give A Dam About Beavers!, May 3rd, 2022
A 10 year study of an arid area – not unlike our own – getting rehydrated by BDA’s (human made beaver dams) and beavers moving in to maintain them. The hard fact numbers of increases in steelhead – 180% after beavers returned – so dam encouraging! And in a drought affected area like our own!!!
“this is the kind of work that needs to happen in over tens or hundreds of thousands of stream miles”.
Beavers highlighted on Fox News Weather, April 25th 2022
Local SLO.INFO talking about Beavers