Purpose of this site

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My inspiration for becoming involved with beaver issues arose from the transformation of my own neighborhood wetland meadow into a pond teeming with new diverse life! The close proximity to my home allowed me to fully experience the amazing changes and to interact with some aspects of the new wild inhabitants on a personal level. From damselflies to herons, tadpoles to trout and muskrats to moose, I have gotten a closer look at many types of animals due to beaver work! Also the beaver themselves were trusting enough to allow me some great observing time! However there were some conflicts that arose with the rising water concerning a poorly located road as well as  some drowning timber. As a result I got an education on road construction, drainage systems, culvert protection, water level control devices and people/communication skills! I feel lucky that there are those before me to draw from such as Sharon and Owen Brown (BeaversWW.org), Mike Callihan (BeaverSolutions.com), Skip Lyle (beaverdeciever) and Worth A Dam     (Martinezbeavers.org). I hope to be in a position to help resolve conflicts where necessary with proven, economical and effective installed structures and to promote understanding and tolerance of these incredible animals that have evolved to fill a critical role in restoring healthy habitats. It is also true that beaver created wetlands filter and cleanse sediments and pollutants from streams, recharge aquifers, reduce catastrophic floods and protect against forest fire. They provide the habitat necessary for a large percent of rarer plants and animals and benefit all through increased biodiversity which adds resilience and quality of life to sustain our natural systems! I welcome questions and comments or calls @ (207) 935-3938

6 Comments

  1. Owen Brown said,

    February 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Dear Rick,
    Our web site is: BeaversWW.org. Not BeaversWetlandsWildlife.org.

    Great blog, I love what you are doing.

    • May 2, 2013 at 7:52 am

      I guess I wanted folks to see the full name(Beavers, Wetlands, Wildlife.org vs. BeaversWW.org), and I believe the site comes up either way. Thanks for looking and commenting! …Rick

  2. May 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

    What an excellent theme for a blog! I’m so excited to hear from you and will definitely link to this website! Welcome to the beaver blogging team!

    Heidi
    Worth A Dam
    http://www.martinezbeavers.org

  3. Sherry Guzzi said,

    May 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Great to see this website – we found Worth a Dam and Beaver Solutions when we started our organization (just a couple years ago) to promote humane and practical solutions for living with beavers. In California we really need the water storage benefits, and here at Lake Tahoe beavers are invaluable for filtering the water going into the Lake. Thanks!
    Sherry at Sierra Wildlife Coalition (@ gmail.com)

  4. October 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Richard,
    Congratulations on the installation of your first flow device! It looks like you folks did a great job. I am eager to follow your blog and hear progress reports. It’s wonderful to have you acting as a beaver and environmental advocate. Educating the public about the value of beavers and our interconnectedness is so very important. :-)
    Mike / beaversolutions.com


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