VCE Biologists Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland visit an old beaver lodge at the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier. Join them as they talk with Ken Benton, North Branch Naturalist and Educator, about beaver adaptations and how they are important keystone species. Inching through the mud, they also crawl inside the old lodge and see what it might be like to live in a beaver lodge.
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More Information about Beavers and Projects You Can Join
- View a map of beaver observations in Vermont and report your own to iNaturalist Vermont.
- Learn more about North American Beavers with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife fact sheet.
- Read the Best Management Practices for Nuisance Beavers from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept.
- Watch a video about how Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept uses Beaver baffles to control water levels for ponds near roads and homes.
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Outdoor Radio is a monthly feature produced in collaboration with Vermont Public Radio with support from the Byrne Foundation. The program is produced by Vermont Public Radio chief audio engineer Chris Albertine.