Beaver Dam

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Beaver Dam

The beaver’s instinctive dambuilding behavior makes it one of the most ecologically important wildlife species. The dams, which are constructed with sticks and mud, back up water to flood woodlands or surrounding habitat. While these beaver ponds help maintain water supplies during drought periods and create excellent habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife, they often conflict with the interests of man – especially when the flooded area consists of roadways, parks, or valuable agricultural land.