Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb is the WINNER of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, a Washington Post “50 Notable Works of Nonfiction”, Science News “Favorite Science Books of 2018”, and a Booklist “Top Ten Science/Technology Book of 2018”.
Beavers, he writes in his introduction, “are ecological and hydrological Swiss Army knives, capable, in the right circumstances, of tackling just about any landscape-scale problem you might confront. Trying to mitigate floods or improve water quality? There’s a beaver for that. Hoping to capture more water for agriculture in the face of climate change? Add a beaver. Concerned about sedimentation, salmon runs, wildfire? Take two families of beaver and check back in a year.”
Join the conversation on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30pm at the Land Trust Building at 10014 SW Bank Road. All are welcome!