Recently discovered footage of the 1948 Idaho beaver airdrop

While beaver relocation by parachute was an inventive idea in 1948, it likely wouldn’t happen today. Scientists now know that beaver communities can be good for the environment. These days, people find ways to get along with their neighborhood beavers.

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Fur for the Future, the entire 1950 film produced by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to show live trapping and transplanting of muskrat, beaver, and marten.

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