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Beaver Dam at Beaver Pond
I was very pleased to see this well-maintained beaver dam in the Beaver Ponds area in northwestern Yellowstone in 2007 and 2008. Beavers had been in danger of extirpation because the over-sized elk population was eating the aspen, willow and other fauna that beavers rely on.

Now that the wolves, and some drought years, have trimmed the elk population, the beavers seem to be coming back to where they belong.


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distressbarkglad to hear it!


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went on that great little hike with friends in late May '07... glad that pond's still there and the beavers are thriving
Posted Dec 20, 2008 7:28 am

Arthur DigbeeRe: glad to hear it!

Arthur Digbee

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I still haven't seen either lodge or beaver there, but they could be living in a bank rather than a lodge.
Posted Dec 20, 2008 9:47 am

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Oct 24, 2008 5:01 pm

Image ID: 456555
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Lat/Lon: 44.99704°N / 110.71592°W
Object Title: Beaver Dam at Beaver Pond

Image Type(s): Wildlife