Fair comment: Beavers – So Much More Than A Nickel

By Anthony Keenleyside

As an Ottawan who is also a summertime resident at Green Lake, since 1962, I look forward to Chris Judd’s columns. They are a very happy mixture of farming history and that rare seasoning, common sense. His most recent piece (“Signs and balance”) was no exception.

The part about the birds and the bees was informative — now there is a line that can be interpreted more than one way — but what really struck a chord was the section about the beavers. We have all seen the destruction that these “non-certified engineers” have caused, but in the case of Green Lake, they actually render a valuable service.

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