Episode 97: On Re-watering The West With Beavers And Decommissioning Forest Service Roads With Ben Goldfarb

About Ben

Ben Goldfarb (@ben_a_goldfarb) is an award-winning environmental writer whose journalism has appeared in Mother Jones, Science, The Guardian, Orion Magazine, High Country News, Outside, Audubon Magazine, Pacific Standard, Hakai Magazine, VICE News, Yale Environment 360, and many other publications. His fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Motherboard, and The Hopper. He has spoken about environmental storytelling at venues including Stanford and Yale Universities, the American Fisheries Society, and the North American Congress for Conservation Biology.

Topics
  • Curing the landscape amnesia of what it was like when healthy beaver populations ruled the West
  • Water retention, fire breaks, refugia for countless species… beavers are on a whole different scale of single species importance
  • How beavers even help their direct predator with housing
  • Wither “Road Ripping?”
  • The intersection of roads and beavers
  • Mini economic stimulus projects: road obliteration
Extra Credit

Read: “Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

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