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Transplanting beavers

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Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Rick Desautel, a wildlife officer for the Colville Tribes, is trapping beavers and moving them to creeks which have been damaged by flooding or cattle grazing in the hope that the beavers will rehabilitate the waterways by building dams and creating natural pools for the benefit of fish, waterfowl and other wildlife.

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Tags: beaver, Colville reservation, Colville Tribes, wildlife