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Beavers, the teachers of great engineering, are helping landowners protect their lands from over-flooding
These past few weeks in California have set into motion a new kind of fear about the climate crisis. First we were scared of firestorms, now we have to deal with flooding (a truly nuanced and complicated issue that is about zoning, land-use, and concrete as much as it is the climate crisis). But, we do have great teachers on this continent that can teach us a lot about how to protect our lands’ and streams’ ecologies from washing everything away. One thing people are using to imitate beavers are Beaver Dam Analogs (or BDAs for short) — simple wooden fences in streams that are used to slow the speed of water and have innumerable benefits to landowners and riparian zones alike.
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