California joins other states in embracing the rodent December 20, 2014 California

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California joins other states in embracing the rodent December 20, 2014 California, Lake County Record Bee 
... The rodents are known as ecosystem engineers. And they once populated most of California (and the Bay Area) until fur traders nearly wiped them out in the 19th century ... Their dams raise water tables, nourishing shrubbery alongside streams that stabilize eroding banks and add habitat for birds and deer...


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