Beavers and Wildfire (under construction)

TL;DR: water from beaver ponds is spread around the landscape in little channels the beavers dig. The pond water slowly seeps into the soil, keeping it wet and plants green. When wildfires come through, the beaver wetlands are too wet to burn. Can’t start a campfire with soggy sticks. Beavers = Firefighters.

Smokey the Beaver artwork created by Dr. Emily Fairfax (2019). CC BY-NC-ND