Rural areas throughout the United States are experiencing rapid development as urban dwellers leave cities in search of countryside living. A focused study reveals the utility of land trusts in conserving land with limited environmental and land-use regulations.
Beavers are powerful ecosystem engineers that change entire river systems, often to the benefit of humans. These benefits, however, have been overlooked in the past, when beavers were hunted to the brink of extinction for their fur, and even today as we continue to destroy and degrade their habitat. What if we understood the full value their work?