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Green Visions
A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.

Green Visions: Beavers' role in fresh water conservation

Robert Engberg
A beaver dam at BWCA Entry Point #9 near Ely, MN in May 2010

A study by the NRRI published in the journal Ecography in December 2021 reports that beavers are essential for freshwater conservation and ecosystem stability in Minnesota. We have a conversation with Sean Johnson-Bice, one of the authors of this article, to learn more.

Johnson-Bice earned his master’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is now seeking his Ph.D. at the University of Manitoba.

Chris Harwood is The North 1033’s Production Director and (acting) Program Director, a morning/daytime host, and the host of Soul Village. He is also a musician, a music historian, an audio engineer, and an avid record collector.