Beaver Wood Associates
†††† Wetlands Maintenance
Arnold J. Beaver II and family are specialists in low-tech methods of wetland construction and maintenance.† Their expertise includes building dams entirely from local materials.† At Beaver Wood Associates the Beaver family lives in a lodge on the western end of Beaver Wood Pond so as to keep continual vigilance over the pond and dam.† The Beavers also assist in tree farm management through selective improvement cutting of trees on the pondís shoreline. To learn more about beavers (Castor canadensis), read about them at Beavers:† Wetlands† & Wildlife, enjoy Beavertails trivia, or read some of the books listed below.
Some Books about Beavers
The American Beaver: A Classic of Natural History and Ecology by Lewis H. Morgan (Dover Publications, 1986.† Originally printed by J.B. Lippincott, 1868).
The Beaver: Natural History of a Wetlands Engineer by Dietland Muller-Schwarze and Lixing Sun (Cornell University Press, 2003).
The Beaver Family Book by Sybille and Klaus Kalas (Picture Book Studio, 1987).
Beaver Pond, Moose Pond by Jim Arnosky† (National Geographic Society, 2000).
Beavers: Water, Wildlife, and History by Earl L. Hilfiker (Windswept Press, 1990).
Beavers: Where Waters Run by Paul I.V. Strong (NorthWord Press, 1997).
Beavers (Worldlife Library Series) by Leonard Lee Rue (Voyageur Press, 2002).
Beaversprite: My Years Building an Animal Sanctuary by Dorothy Richards with Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci. (Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1983).
In Beaver World by Enos A. Mills Pickering. (University of Nebraska Press, 1990. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913).
Sajo and the Beaver People by Grey Owl. (Macmillan of Canada, 1935. Reprinted 1996).
Tales of an Empty Cabin †by Grey Owl. (Macmillan of Canada, 1936. Reprinted 1973).
Note: Some of these books are out of print but may be found in libraries.
Beaver Wood Tree Farm
Beaver Wood Tree Farm is a certified member of the American Tree Farm System. Mixed hardwood trees are grown for timber. The woodland is managed for sustainable growth and wildlife habitat.