Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 24, 2023

‘Beaverland’ author deep dives into how beavers shaped America

NPR has an interview with the author of the book “Beaverland”, which discusses the history of beavers in America

Before colonists and fur traders arrived, beavers numbered in the hundreds of millions in North America. Their dams and canals created a system of wetlands we can hardly imagine today. They were nearly wiped out by fur traders, but they’re slowly making a comeback, one that holds hope for us all, according to a new book. We learn all this in this book called “Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America.” And it describes how important the beaver has been to our history and how it could help mitigate the worst aspects of climate change in the future.

Read or listen to the interview at

‘Beaverland’ author deep dives into how beavers shaped America : NPR

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