New study looks at how beaver migration is impacting Inuit

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A new study hopes to provide answers for Arctic communities who are already feeling the impact of beavers on the tundra. As more and more beavers migrate northward, there’s still a lot we don’t know about how they are changing the Northwest Territories. Despite their diminutive stature, beavers’ habit of altering waterways can have an outsize impact on the terrain they inhabit – and, by extension, surrounding communities. A new project called Barin, which stands for Beavers and socio-ecological Resilience in Inuit Nunangat, is looking at beaver-related changes to streams and lakes, and how those changes are impacting people.
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