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The Bountiful Benefits Of Bringing Back The Beavers

Beavers are known as "ecosystem engineers," species that make precise and transformative changes to their lived environment.

Hundreds of millions of beavers used to populate the West but were hunted to near extinction. Turns out, beavers are critical to healthy water ecosystems, so now there are efforts to bring them back.

(Image credit: Larry Smith/Flickr)

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