The Land Trust's final 2015 Nature Night featured Suzanne Fouty talking about beavers and the ways they--and other natural partners--contribute to habitat and water security.
Attendees learned how beavers act as water savers. During periods of good snowpacks and lots of rain beavers slow flood waters down, decrease erosion, and store water in the ground and behind their ponds. During times of drought that stored water returns to the rivers to help communities make it through drought with less impact. Read on for a few resources related to beavers and water.
Then, listen to this audio postcard from OPB's Amanda Peacher who joined Suzanne and Land Trust volunteers for a Nature Night follow-up hike.
Resources to learn more about beavers and water in Central Oregon: