South Platte Beaver Dam

LOOKING Closer

On the banks of the South Platte River, near Ovid, Colorado, PBT placed a timelapse camera looking at a beaver dam that crosses the main channel of the South Platte. Once ubiquitous throughout North America, beavers were nearly wiped out but have since made a comeback and are found near ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams throughout the continent. Most notably known for their dam building and to some are known as “natures engineers”, beavers are one of the few animals that can actively change an ecosystem. Beaver dams create wetlands, which improve water quality and fishery habitat.

Look Out For

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Beavers

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Coyotes

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