Why Beavers May Help Save Us From Drought04:47
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Conservationists and biologists taking a cue from the beaver's playbook while making a dam that acts like the rodent's habitat. (Maggie Mullen/Mountain West News Bureau)
Conservationists and biologists taking a cue from the beaver's playbook while making a dam that acts like the rodent's habitat. (Maggie Mullen/Mountain West News Bureau)

The humble beaver has helped maintain wetlands and ponds across the arid landscape in North America. Their numbers fell dramatically at the turn of the 20th century. But the animal is now making a comeback in the U.S. and Canada.

As Maggie Mullen (@maggiemlln) of the Mountain West News Bureau reports, some scientists believe they can play a role in the fight against drought.

This segment aired on October 29, 2018.

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