|Researchers are studying beavers at the Sibbald Research Wetland in
Kananaskis Country to determine how they might impact flooding.|
Photograph by: Courtesy CHERIE WESTBROOK , Calgary Herald
Look to the beaver for flood prevention, scientists say
By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, March 28, 2014
"...As the Alberta government looks at ways to mitigate against future floods, focusing on infrastructure such as diversion canals and dry dams, scientists suggest the province should also consider nature’s top engineer: the beaver.
But Nikki Booth, a spokeswoman for Alberta Environment, says the province isn’t considering any natural solutions.
“We’ve been focused on flood mitigation through infrastructure,” she said. “The nature piece and beavers specifically have not come up.”...
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