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Beavers: Their Landscape, Our Future
April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$10
2019 Conservation Lecture Series presents Beavers: Their Landscapes, Our Future
In “Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter,” award-winning environmental writer Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species lost vital habitat. Today a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers” recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are often far healthier, for humans and nonhumans alike, than those without them.
In his presentation, Goldfarb will describe beaver biology, ecology, and history; detail the many environmental benefits provided by beavers, including habitat creation, water storage, and pollution filtration; and detail how landowners and municipalities around the country are learning to coexist with these keystone rodents.
The Book Haven will be selling copies of “Eager” at the event, and Ben will be signing copies after his talk.
Thank you to EcoMetrics of Buena Vista for sponsoring this event.
$5 Central Colorado Conservancy Members;
All students free
Tickets Available at the Door or Central Colorado Conservancy Office
128 East First Street (upstairs) | Salida, CO 81201