Modern-day Trappers Are Using Beavers to Fight the Effects of Drought
At the chalky slopes of the Book Cliffs in Southeastern Utah, Christine Sandbach, a graduate student at Utah State University, has a beaver in a cage that she’s trying to get a read on.
“Whenever we interact with them we record their behavior. So she just kind of turned away when I opened up the cage cover. So that would be fearful,” says Sandbach, standing in a leafy oasis along the shallow Price River.
Sandbach is one a number of modern-day trappers searching the state for beavers in a partn