Birds, Beaver & Water Activity

Did you know there is a beaver dam right in the middle of civilization, right here in Cache Valley!?! Any idea where it is?

Watch a 31 second introduction to beaver, then a 1 mn 36 sec news clip on the beaver dam at our South Walmart.

Step 1: watch these two short videos:
31 second introduction to Beaver:

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Read Mary-Ann Muffoletto’s Utah State Today article about installing the South Walmart beaver pond levelers:
USU Scientists Lead Innovative Wetlands Effort with Beavers, Walmart, https://www.usu.edu/today/story/usu-scientists-lead-innovative-wetlands-effort-with-beavers-walmart

Step 2: Answer these three questions:

  1. Do beaver help store water?
  2. Do beaver create wetlands?
  3. Do beaver create habitat for birds, fish and mammals?

To learn more about beaver and birds in our changing climate:
The two minute 17 seconds KSL video mentions the importance of beaver for water quality:
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=36922349&nid=148&title=project-helps-protect-logan-beavers-reduce-threat-of-flooding&s_cid=queue-25

Quick Facts:

https://onekindplanet.org/animal/beaver/

Nature's Engineers The Dam Beaver National Geographic Nature Documentary HD 2013 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmGo7IaNWf0
Nature's Engineers The Dam Beaver National Geographic Nature Documentary HD 2013 2

Bridgerland Audubon Society:
Birds & Our Changing Climate
http://bridgerlandaudubon.org/birds-our-changing-climate/
Birds, Beaver and Water in a Changing Climate
https://bridgerlandaudubon.org/birds-beaver-and-water-in-a-changing-climate/
Pieces about Beavers on Wild About Utah: https://wildaboututah.org/tag/beaver/

More:

Free Downloadable Coloring Page:
Color a Beaver Habitat, Count the Animals http://www.childrensforestco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Beaver-Habitat-Coloring-Page.pdf

Links of Interest
https://www.martinezbeavers.org/wordpress/educational-beaver-graphics/

Courtesy & © Heidi Perryman
Courtesy & © Heidi Perryman