Beavers by the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

A great introduction to one of our keystone species, in the fascinating setting of the recently deglaciated upper Mendenhall Valley. This delightfully illustrated, 60-page book has been available in local bookstores for several years. Now Bob and Mary have generously made it available for free.  Readers will come away with an appreciation for the entire ecosystem in addition to a much deeper understanding of beavers.

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Bob and Mary explained their motivation for creating this guide to beavers and their local ecology:

“The main spark that caused us to write this book was the help and encouragement of the many people that volunteered labor and/or money to purchase tools in order to alleviate some of the flooding and fish passage problems caused by beavers in the Mendenhall area.”

Check out more of Bob’s digital nature guides, available for download here.