The Only Dams We Need: Bringing Back The Beaver
We are excited to showcase new merchandise celebrating the North American Beaver with a rad design by local artist Skye Henterly.
The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) is native to California. Accordingly, the flora and fauna of the state have co-evolved with the beaver, developing unique and complex interwoven relationships. Beavers, however, are currently missing from much of their historic range and the effects of their absence are felt by the species that co-evolved with beavers.
Beavers create freshwater habitats used by a variety of wildlife, including fish, birds, and other mammals. Their dams filter stream water, improve water quality, raise the water table, increase water storage, and repair eroded riparian areas. Support EPIC's efforts to bring back the beavers by purchasing our beaver-inspired swag!