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Beneficial Beavers

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Beavers remake the environment to meet their needs. What's good for the beaver, though, sometimes causes problems for people, such as destruction of trees and crops and flooding caused by beaver dams. On the positive side, beaver ponds provide homes for waterfowl and habitats for other species including frogs and bitterns. The dams also help prevent harmful nutrients and pollutants from washing downstream by causing them to settle to the pond bottoms where bacteria destroy them.
Wildlife in North Carolina (NoCar SK 431 W54x), Vol. 65 Issue 8, Aug 2001, p22-27, il