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Beaver in the woods

Much Ado About Beavers

I opened the door to a large conference room full of men in uniforms. It was my first Upper Snake Beaver Coop meeting in Idaho Falls and I had no idea what to expect. About 22 forest rangers, wildlife and

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Beaver eating leaves in a pond

Beaver Relocation Project

Beavers are charming and fascinating creatures. Dr. Donald Griffin, the father of animal cognition, notes, “When we think of the kinds of animal behavior that suggest conscious thinking, the beaver comes naturally to mind.” They perform their incredible engineering feats

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Beaver in the woods

Much Ado About Beavers

I opened the door to a large conference room full of men in uniforms. It was my first Upper Snake Beaver Coop meeting in Idaho Falls and I had no idea what to expect. About 22 forest rangers, wildlife and fisheries biologists, Fish & Game wardens, and others were passionately

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Good Beaver, Bad Beaver, Happy Beaver, Sad Beaver

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — A call came – can we take a baby beaver? Yes. When it arrived it was tiny – close to a newborn. It was crying piteously. There was no one in the state available to care for it except us and we did our

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Beaver eating leaves in a pond

Beaver Relocation Project

Beavers are charming and fascinating creatures. Dr. Donald Griffin, the father of animal cognition, notes, “When we think of the kinds of animal behavior that suggest conscious thinking, the beaver comes naturally to mind.” They perform their incredible engineering feats not just through instinct, but through imitation and experience. But

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