Outdoor Radio: Inside A Beaver Lodge
Beavers are often thought to be a nuisance, but they also make positive contributions to the environment.
Biologists Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies are at the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier at the site of an abandoned beaver lodge. They talk with North Branch Naturalist Educator Ken Benton about how beavers adapt to their environment. They also crawl inside the lodge and discover it can be kind of cozy!
- View a map of beaver observation 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.