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Ben Goldfarb – Beaver Believers

Caroline welcomes Ben Goldfarb, environmental journalist, author, editor, and a “Beaver Believer” – a growing coalition of scientists, ranchers, and other allies who”recognize that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier than those without them.”

Ben Goldfarb is the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and named one of the best books of 2018 by The Washington Post.

His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Science, The Washington Post, National Geographic, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The Guardian and many other publications. His fiction has appeared in publications including Motherboard, Moss, Bellevue Literary Review, The Allegheny Review, and The Hopper, which nominated him for a Pushcart Prize in 2017. Goldfarb holds a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is currently working on his next book (about road ecology) while living in Colorado with his wife, Elise, and his dog, Kit — which is, of course, what you call a baby beaver.

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Originally aired March 2022