Columbia Land Conservancy Book Club – Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers, Feb 25

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for ‘Where The Wild Books Are’, a book club meeting on Tuesday, February 25.

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for ‘Where The Wild Books Are’, a book club meeting on Tuesday, February 25. During this meeting the club will be discussing Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers by Ben Goldfarb.

According to the Goodreads description, “In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers”―including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens―recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it’s about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.”

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 / 5:30 – 7:30pm

LOCATION: Columbia Land Conservancy Office
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037





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