Because the beaver isn't just an animal; it's an ecosystem!

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EAGER! (TO READ THIS BOOK)


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This was released the other day by the Natural Resources Defense Council. It’s a nice piece of work. Please pass it on.

Very wonderful timing too, because yesterday Ben Golfarb’s editor, Michael Metivier, posted the likely cover for his new book on Facebook. I love everything about it but the silhouette, which I very kindly fixed for them by trading it for one of ours. This is what has been released though. Aren’t you excited to read this? You can pre-order your copy from amazon right NOW!

The bio says

Why their restoration matters in a changing climate

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that everything we think we know about what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is inaccurate―a historical artifact produced by the removal of beavers from their former haunts. Across the Western Hemisphere, a coalition of “beaver believers”―including scientists, government officials, and farmers―have begun to recognize that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them, and to restore these industrious rodents to streams throughout North America and Europe. It’s a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was settled, the secret ways in which our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and the measures we can take to mitigate drought, flooding, wildfire, biodiversity loss, and the ravages of climate change. And ultimately, it’s about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.

How wonderful! There is no release date yet, but I sure hope it’s before June 30th so he can have a nice table in the shade where he signs copies at the beaver festival!!!