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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beavers, the object of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade...

Beavers once played important roles in shaping vegetation patterns in riparian and meadow communities in the Rocky Mountains. Studies of beaver populations in one small area in Yellowstone National Park (Tower Junction area) in the early 1920s reported 232 beavers and extensive beaver dams. (ref: Wikipedia)  Because their pelts were so highly desired for the making of hats in Europe, and the Eastern United States, they were almost trapped to extinction. 






Now, they are, once again, establishing themselves along waterways throughout the U.S.


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