Episode 110: Leave it to beaver

Margaret Atwood once said that Canada was built on dead beavers. She couldn’t have been more right. Since the time of first contact, beavers have been persecuted for their fur and out of fear of their ingenious engineering skills. But the tide is changing: municipalities, homeowners and even businesses are recognizing there are better solutions available for preventing beaver conflicts and they’re recognizing the ecological benefits beavers present.

In this week’s episode we speak with our own Adrian Nelson, Director of Communications at APFA, who is our in-house beaver expert and lead on our beaver coexistence program; Dr. Heidi Perryman, the expert behind Worth a Dam at MartinezBeavers.org; and Mike Callahan, owner of Beaver Solutions in Massachusetts.

Co-existence is possible when we stay informed and work together.

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Please note: this episode has been updated from the original; a mistake in editing removed a portion of Mike Callahan's interview. It has been fully restored.

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