Yesterday, we photographed the beaver damage closer to the house; it's just the beginning; they are stripping the woods up creek and across the creek.
The photos here show an example of girdling of large trees and healthy saplings, and the loss is extensive.
Worse, some of the trees are tall enough to land on our house (notice the windows of our house in the upper right of one of the photos.
A diverse and beautiful woodland has been turned into a mess that is expanding rapidly, and soon will be a mosquito bog as well, as the water levels rise behind the dam.
Why do wildlife people re-introduce certain species without also re-introducing the predators that keep them in balance?)