Beavers have been constructing this dam for 20-years.
Our name is not a recent creation, but in line with history. Beavers have existed for centuries on our property, even despite attempts by former owners to rid the property of them. Beaverdam Falls is a preserve for wildlife, so as its caretakers, we embrace beavers & allow them to work & live, instead of killing or trapping them. This is their home too. And their impact on our property is beneficial for many reasons that one can see in person, but some of their work does need to be checked however...& some of it even preserved for us to learn. Let us show you in person!
In this video, a formerly undisturbed area is undergoing new beaver activity. Here, a busy beaver has sunk its teeth in a sizeable, mature cedar tree near its small damn. The beaver's new damn is located along one of the streams that flows from the mountainside into the Stick Marsh. The beaver is using the tree to plug up this small canal, likely to create a small pond. (If that happens, then our dry land adjacent would be inundated.) Watch as we work to coexist! It's fascinating watching nature's engineers at work!
Here are some newly installed tree guards preventing beavers from finishing their deleterious work on key trees-dont worry we allow them what nature has given all of us: trees! They have plenty of wood on which to sharpen their teeth. Part of the use of these guards on selective trees is to educate & show guests how wonderful beavers can be, as well as their preservation. We want to show how beavers live & work.
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