After a century’s absence, beavers return to Cedar Creek

After a century’s absence, beavers return to Cedar Creek

News Type: State, Regional Source: Missoula Current
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Skiing into Cedar Creek isn’t easy, but a few Montana Trout Unlimited members willing to brave this year’s deep snow were rewarded with more than pretty scenery.

A few days ago, on her way up the drainage near Superior, Trout Unlimited project manager Tess Scanlan did a bit of a double take as she stared at one of the jumbles of wood she had helped position along the stream.

Where there should have been an undisturbed pillow of white covering the wood, she saw a narrow channel through the snow connecting two areas of open water. It could signal only one thing: beavers.