A beaver enjoys breakfast near the Mendenhall Glacier in late June 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A beaver enjoys breakfast near the Mendenhall Glacier in late June 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

Talk gives insight into beaver activity

A free presentation this week gives a look into the busy world of beavers, and sheds light on how their activity affects everything around them.

Chuck Caldwell is giving a talk entitled “Beaver Impact on Wildlife” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Egan Lecture Hall Room 112 at the University of Alaska Southeast. The Juneau Audubon Society organized the free event, which is open to the public.

As chronicled in a recent Empire column from Mary Willson, there’s sometimes a contentious relationship between humans and beavers because of beavers building dams and felling trees. As Willson asserted in her column, which ran in the Sept. 14 Outdoors section, there are plenty of positive effects beavers have on the environment as well.

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