Ted Williams

Ted Williams

Ted Williams is a contributor to Writers on the Range,, an independent nonprofit dedicated to spurring conversation about the West. He writes for several national publications about wildlife.

A beaver at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. (Larry Palmer/USFWS)

Are beavers always the answer? Not everywhere.

By: - October 14, 2023

Beavers, through their assiduous dam building, can recharge groundwater and provide habitat for fish and wildlife. In the Pacific Northwest, for example, managers are bringing back beaver as part of trout and salmon management. “God bless beavers and their industrious nature,” writes Trout Unlimited’s Idaho-based Chris Hunt in Hatch magazine. “They make habitat for the […]