Beaver Dam Information Site
Explains how beaver dams elevate water tables in watersheds and establish wetlands.
Includes a discussion of the large number of beaver ponds in pristine North ...

  • · Flood mitigation due to increased ground water holding capacity.  (More capacity then the ponds themselves!) · Dampening of stream flow rate variations and stream charge during drought cycles

  • · Formation of natural lakes and ponds, and maintenance of existing ponds

  • Illustration credit: Reston Association Modern agricultural drainage has had less effect of wetland reduction, than the original removal of the beavers.  Agricultural drainage in the form of ditching and tiling is a relatively new phenomenon, so the cause and effect of changes can be better quantified.  We know of no scientific articles that have actual hydrologic data describing the effects of removal of beaver dams on a large scale.  A visualization experiment may be useful.  What do you think removal of 250, 000 water retention ponds and wetland areas per State in the Unites States would have on:  1) Flooding; 2) Groundwater recharge and quality; 3) Maintaining constancy of ground water tables and streams levels in periods of drought?  Donald L

  •   The textbooks referred to this change in equilibrium as the land “wearing out”.  Actually, loss of fertility may have been the result of the loss of the very fine sediments that had been captured in grasslands for eons.  Current land use has so radically increased erosion that dammed ponds totally silt in a period of a few years.  Research needs to be done to determine the optimal balance between wetlands and agriculture.  Progressive thinking may show that sustainable agricultural production and environmentally sensitive land management practices can be achieved with the same land usage practices.  The current understanding of the benefits of wetlands and the basic concepts reviewed here should cause us to seriously reconsider the positive effects of beaver dams on ecosystems

    Bob Arnebeck's Web Page on Beavers
    A guide to enjoying beavers by Bob Arnebeck based on his experiences with beavers
    in the St. Lawrence River. Includes many photos.

    The Rodents
    Descriptions and representative pictures of the rodent families.

    Ontario Fur Managers Federation: Beaver
    A description of the animal, its habits, and distribution. Includes a discussion
    of beaver management.

  • Ponds with streams running into or out of them are other common lodge sites

  • Some beaver ponds support speckled trout until such time as the water becomes stagnant and too warm

  • Many colonies also construct tunnel systems in the banks of streams and ponds

  • In early spring and late fall, the trapper should check all ponds, creeks and springs on the property for signs of beaver activity

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    DFT Vascular Plant Image Library (Pteridaceae)
    Images from the Vascular Plant Image Gallery at Texas A&M University.

  • (whole plant) - photo: image page from - Fronds close-up; Enchanted Rock State Park, Llano Co., TX - photo: () - Population; on rocky hill above beaver ponds; just West of Fort Boggy State Park, Leon County, Texas - photo: () - Fronds, upper surface; on rocky hill above beaver ponds; just West of Fort Boggy State Park, Leon County, Texas - photo: () - Fronds, lower surface; on rocky hill above beaver ponds; just West of Fort Boggy State Park, Leon County, Texas - photo: () - Population; on rocky hill above beaver ponds; just West of Fort Boggy State Park, Leon County, Texas - photo: - Native, from Serpentine outcrop, Gillespie Co., TX

    Guide to Cross-country Ski Trails in Pocatello Area
    Listing of cross-country ski trails in the area.

  • For 2-3 miles the trail is protected by a good stand of firs, after which the trees open up into a meadow area with multiple beaver dams forming small ponds

    Hazen's Notch Association, Vermont Cross Country Ski XC Nordic ...
    Maintains a network of 40 miles of trails on 2000 acres of private conservation
    land for cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Hazen's Notch, Vermont.

  • My favorite trail - Dark Entry, over to the Beaver Ponds and then up to the High Meadow gives me a spiritual feeling of being at peace with the world

  • On sunny days in March you can pause for a trailside lunch at picnic tables along the trail - at Bear Paw Pond , Moosewood Ponds and the High Meadow with its incredible panorama of the Jay Mountains: Little Jay, Big Jay, Jay Peak, North Jay, Gilpin Mountain, Domey's Dome & Buchanan Mountain

    Grey Wolf Scout Camp
    Thunder Bay, Ontario. 72 ha in the Nor'Westers Mountain range. Wilderness camping,
    lodges, sports field. Scouts Canada, Northern Ontario Council.

  • A creek meanders through the woods and across the back of the Amphitheater, bubbling over rocks, into beaver ponds, and finally over a small water fall on the edge of the property

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    A Sweat Lodge
    Provides a "how-to" guide on sweat lodges, dealing with the physical aspects of
    building and having a sweat.

    VINS North Branch Nature Center - Montpelier
    Adult and teen programs, citizen science opportunities, summer camps, outreach
    programs, school programs and birding trips.

  • Beaver ponds, cedar and hemlock forests, are home to moose, deer, beaver, mink, otter, turtles and resident and migratory bird species

    Raven Ridge - Lake Champlain, Vermont Guided Bass Fishing Charters
    Family operated chartered fishing service provides trips on Lake Champlain and
    in Northern Vermont. Includes rates, photographs and contact information.

  • Fish for bass, northern pike, and walleye on our 20' Center Console 'Fishfinder.' Vermont has some great fishing! I specialize in fishing charters for smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike and walleye on Lake Champlain and many smaller, less pressured lakes and ponds

  • I also provide guided fishing trips to wild mountain streams and beaver ponds for native brook trout, and canoeing the bigger rivers for trophy browns and rainbows

    GORP - Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming - Birding
    Overview of habitat types and birding hot spots.

  • Aquatic and Riparian Numerous rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds provide habitats where Canada geese and other waterfowl nest and osprey and bald eagles hunt for fish

  • Small creeks and beaver ponds provide riparian and aquatic habitats

  • Look for cinnamon teal, green-winged teal and American wigeon in ponds and creeks


    North Cascades National Park | GORP
    North Cascades National Park, Lake Chelan and Ross Lake in Washington information
    on hiking, fishing, scenic driving, natural history, environment, travel, ...

  • Through most of the first three days, you'll follow ridgelines with nearly constant eye-popping views; the last two days take in beaver ponds and massive old-growth trees

    The Science Behind Algonquin's Animals - Research Projects ...
    Describes the appearance, migration patterns, food sources, sounds, predators,
    breeding habits, and research procedures.

  • Wolves in Algonquin Park use all major habitat types, especially deciduous and coniferous forest, beaver ponds, and spruce bogs

    Welcome to Viking Nordic Vermont's Best Family Cross Country ...
    40km of cross-country skiing. Photo gallery, ski conditions, trail map, rates,
    local links, directions, guest house and online request form.

  • Viking Nordic's wooded trails gently roll through classic Vermont countryside - beaver ponds, meadows and scenic overlooks

    Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at the Bretton Woods Nordic ...
    100 kilometers of trails groomed for classical and skate skiing. Yurt warming hut.
    Lift-serviced cross country ski trails starting near the top of the Alpine ...

  • Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Bretton Woods Based on the grounds of NH's historic Mount Washington Hotel and the White Mountain National Forest, the Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Area is one of the largest cross country areas in New hampshire and the East.  The 100 kilometer trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands

    Atkinson County Agricultural and Environmental UnitsAtkinson ...
    Agricultural and environmental information for Atkinson County, Georgia.

  • Jackson, Extension Wildlife Specialist Ponds and other wetlands provide habitat for ducks and other wildlife seldom seen elsewhere

  • Habitats which can be managed for waterfowl are embankment ponds, beaver ponds, green tree reservoirs, or natural marshes

  • Ponds with very shallow, tapering edges are the easiest to manage

  • There are more opportunities with ponds or areas where the water level can be regulated at will

  • Certain natural wetlands, especially very old ones like cypress ponds, Carolina bays, and some other types of unusual ponds may be best managed by leaving them as they are

  • However, good results on ponds of only one or two acres have been achieved in areas where no ducks visited previously

    The Gopher Plantation
    Deer, quail, and turkey hunting near Millwood, Georgia.

  • The Gopher Plantation, located in southeast Georgia near Millwood, is comprised of 7, 000 acres, consisting of cypress ponds, beaver ponds, ty-ty bays, numerous streams and the Satilla River meandering through hardwood bottoms

    Vermont Vacation Rental, Log Home Rental, Great Vermont Vacation ...
    Home to Rent. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, riding snowmobiles, fishing,
    hiking, and boating. Near Stowe Vermont.

  • When the snow goes, there are beaver ponds, high meadows and 40 mile views to be enjoyed by hiking right out the door

    Luxury Rocky Mountain Resort Rocky Mountain Colorado Resort Rocky ...
    Luxury resort created from a restored 18th century mining town. Features lodging
    and dining options, rates, and event schedule.

  • But, for the adventurous, Dunton offers the following; Summer Yoga and Pilates instruction in the Pony Express Stop Boxing Gym inside the West Fork Store Lunch & Wine Tasting At Sutcliffe Vineyard A plethora of leisurely to demanding Hiking trails 4x4 Mountain Tours White Water Rafting Winter Snow shoeing Ice Skating Cross Country Skiing Heli-skiing with Helitrax Sledding See our for more information! Neither the impossible beauty of the drive beside the West Fork of the Dolores River, the road perched above haunting beaver ponds nor the dancing light through the aspen groves prepares you for the first sight of Dunton Hot Springs

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