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Exchange Exemplar: The Many Benefits Of Beavers

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The people of The Beaver State should know more about their official animal than anybody else. Alas, the years of trapping and hunting beavers for their fur reduced their numbers in Oregon greatly... and changed the landscape in the process.

Without beavers building all those dams to hold water for the dry months, things look different. We get a full beginner course in understanding the behaviors and benefits of beavers in Ben Goldfarb's book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.

We return to our interview from 2018.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.