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Since beavers are not usually seen during the day, their presence can be identified by the dams and lodges that they build.
Dams are built to stop the flow of water causing an area to flood.
Beaver pelts were so valuable during the 1800's that surplus pelts were burned to keep the price from falling.
www.scsc.k12.ar.us /2000backeast/trip/members/BeaverM/Default.htm   (627 words)

 Beaver battle a major effort - The Boston Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
And on the Essex and Parker rivers, state fisheries biologists have identified beavers as an impediment to the spawning of anadromous fish.
In acquiring a permit to breach the dam and trap the beavers in the colony, the property owner, with help from the Chebacco Lake Association, successfully argued that the dam interfered with spawning activity in the lake by preventing fish passage between the lake and the Essex River, which leads to the ocean.
Because it is believed that beavers respond to the sound of running water by finding the source and damming it up, the flow systems are designed to let water pass through the dam without the sound.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2004/12/02/beaver_battle_a_major_effort   (1121 words)

Beavers are nearly allied to the squirrels (Sciuridae), agreeing in certain structural peculiarities of the lower jaw and skull.
Beavers are sociable animals, living in streams, where, so as to render the water of sufficient depth, they build dams of mud and of the stems and boughs of trees felled by their powerful incisor teeth.
beaver in the lion the witch and the wardrobe
www.theramonitor.com /Bea-to-Ber/beaver.php   (2562 words)

 Awash in beaver dams - The Boston Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beavers dominated the news nine years ago, when state law prohibited the use of certain types of traps.
They are fixing their dams to assure that there is an adequate amount of water in their pond to swim under once the water freezes over.
The 23-year resident of Foster Road has been fighting a losing battle since 1999, when the town first permitted him and his Term Terrace abutter to drain the beaver dam across from his home that is flooding his front yard and soaking his septic system.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2005/10/23/awash_in_beaver_dams   (1147 words)

 People and the Land
Ice dams are notorious associates of spring floods in the northern U.S. and often form when river ice is trapped against bridge abutments, but occasionally these ice dams may occur simply because the large pieces of ice wedge against themselves and the banks and trap more and more of the ice chunks floating down stream.
Around 1990, a beaver dam was constructed across Battle Creek itself about 100 yards upstream of the log cabin sawmill; this dam blocked the entire stream for most of a year and raised the water level in the pool it created by an additional two feet.
These dams have lost their original utility and many of them are now damaged or opened, but they recall an important economic and social utilization of water and they serve as an interesting counterpoint of scale to the large hydro-electric projects of the twentieth century.
smith2.sewanee.edu /people_land/dam/dam.html   (1988 words)

 Bringing Down the Dams
Battle Creek Hydro Dams – This ambitious project to remove five or more relatively small hydroelectric dams and install fish screens and ladders on three remaining dams has bogged down in administrative inertia and cost overruns.
Red Bluff Diversion Dam – A draft environmental study of this Sacramento River dam found that raising the gates of the dam 12 months a year, and replacing the dam’s diversion function with screened pumps, would significantly increase passage for threatened and endangered chinook salmon and steelhead, as well as the rare green sturgeon.
Beaver and Panther Creek Dams – As part of the federal license settlement between PGandE, government agencies, Friends of the River, and other conservation groups, the utility will remove two small hydro diversion dams and decommission another dam on these tributaries of the Mokelumne River.
www.friendsoftheriver.org /Articles/2003_BringingDownTheDams.html   (1021 words)

 Battle of Beaver Dams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Beaver Dams was a small battle on June 24, 1813, during the War of 1812.
An American attempt to surprise a British outpost at Beaver Dams near Fort George failed, and the Americans were ambushed by Indians, eventually surrendering to the commander of a small British detachment.
As they approached Beaver Dams, they became aware of Indians closing in on their flanks and rear, but Boerstler did not change his plans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Beaver_Dams   (1159 words)

 Beaver Dams Are More Important than Previously Thought - They create healthy downstream ecosystems - Softpedia
Beavers, long known for their beneficial effects on the environment near their dams, are also critical to maintaining healthy ecosystems downstream.
They noted that water diverted by beaver dams is forced out of the natural stream channel and spreads across and down the valley for hundreds of meters.
Additionally, beaver dams built away from natural river channels further redirect water across the valley, enhancing the depth, extent, and duration of inundation associated with smaller floods; they also elevate the water table to sustain plant and animal life during the dry summer season.
news.softpedia.com /news/Beaver-Dams-Are-More-Important-than-Previously-Thought-25716.shtml   (580 words)

 Battle of Beaver Dams
Hearing the sounds of battle, he hurried along the DeCew Road to Beaver Dams, where DeCew Road joins Beaverdams Road, the former Mountain Road.
By feeding the Americans' fear of the natives, FitzGibbon convinced Boerstler that the British force was far larger than the American and that he might be unable to restrain the natives if the battle continued.
The whole battle had taken less then three hours and credit was due entirely to the natives.
www.herontrips.com /BDams.html   (597 words)

 Warmuseum.ca - Backgrounder - James FitzGibbon (1780-1863)
He served at the Battles of Stoney Creek (1813) and Lundy's Lane (1814), which turned back two American invasions that could have led to the conquest of Canada.
However, FitzGibbon is best known for his involvement with Laura Secord and the Battle of Beaver Dams on July 22, 1813.
Three weeks after the Battle of Stoney Creek, Americans based in the captured British post of Fort George on the Niagara Peninsula remained a threat to Upper Canada.
www.civilization.ca /cwm/media/bg_fitzgibbon_e.html   (732 words)

 Battle Creek
Battle Creek Golf Course is a beautiful blend of nature and golf.
With Battle Creek providing the water to several ponds created by beaver dams, and several views of Puget Sound, Camano Island and the Olympic Mountains.
Battle Creek is open for public play seven days a week.
www.battlecreeklinks.com /home.asp?courseid=28   (167 words)

 Horton Journal of Canadian History
The next day the soldiers started on their way to Beaver Dams; the Americans had planned a secret attack to invade and capture De Cew, a large home in Beaver Dams.
The battle at Beaver Dams was small compared to some but it was very significant because it lowered the American morale.
By the time the Battle of Queenston Heights was over there were three different encounters between the British and the Canadians and the Americans.
www.angelfire.com /ns2/hjch2001/Newcomb.htm   (1154 words)

 Department of Residences - Brock University
A victor at the Battle of the Beaver Dams, June 24, 1814 and in 1837 he commanded the Militia at Toronto during the disturbances in December following William Lyon Mackenzie's advance on the city from Montgomery's Tavern.
After her husband's death, in 1806, she lived 44 years in widowhood; of her nine children, one died in infancy at York; the elder son was killed in the siege of Badajoz in 1812; several of the daughters were buried near the graves of their parents at Wolford Chapel, built by the family in 1800.
At the Beaver Dams on June 24, 1814, he led the Indian forces which, in conjunction with some 46 rank and file of the 49th Regiment under Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon, compelled the surrender of a larger United States force.
www.brocku.ca /residence/buildings/b_desc.decew.phtml   (1532 words)

 Denmark.dk: Official website - Denmark - Legal battle over the mighty beaver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Busy beavers are back in Denmark, but a group of angry fishermen want them out: and they’re ready to take their case to the EU After 2000 years of extinction in Denmark, the wild beaver is once again building dams in the waterways of the country.
The re-introduction of the Danish beaver population occurred not least of all because of the animal's vaunted ability to make dams, and thus create natural, improved wetland habitats to benefit a host of other plant and animal species.
Beaver dams block the migration and reproduction of the fishermen's prized salmon and brown trout.
denmark.dk /portal/page?_pageid=374,692344&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL   (465 words)

 MSU News: Prof outwits beavers after struggle against dams
Trying to control the beavers by killing or trapping them had proven futile, he noted, and the furry, buck-toothed varmints quickly rebuilt dams that had been destroyed.
Beavers didn't stop it up, but a variety of floating objects such as leaves and small sticks did.
Smith said he installed one device in each of six dams on his property about 18 months ago with help from his two sons, and all seem to be working as they should.
www.msstate.edu /web/media/detail.php?id=3162   (912 words)

 Stoney Creek, Battle of
The Battle of Stoney Creek occurred during the night of 5-6 June 1813.
After a confused and bloody battle with high losses on both sides, each army feared that it had suffered a setback.
Along with the battle at BEAVER DAMS 2 weeks later, the engagement at Stoney Creek returned the NIAGARA PENINSULA to British and Canadian control and ended the US attempt to conquer the western part of the province.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007733   (132 words)

Ironically, the Battle of New Orleans, which was fought on January 8, 1815, occurred two weeks after peace had been negotiated on December 24, 1814.
September - British naval attack is repulsed by Captain Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie.
October - Northwestern Indians are weakened and Tecumseh is killed in a U.S. victory at the Battle of Thames.
www.rootsweb.com /~tnweakle/1812WAR_timeline.htm   (801 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Early in the War of 1812, James, a sergeant in the 1st Lincoln militia, was wounded in the battle of Queenston Heights and was rescued from the battlefield by his wife.
It was a significant victory, and for her part in it Laura Secord became justly known as the heroine of the War of 1812.
Official reports of the battle of Beaver Dams are in RG 8, I (C series), 679, pp.132—41.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38629   (1456 words)

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FitzGibbon's force at Beaver Dams consisted of about 80 British regulars and 250 native warriors, most of them were Caugnhnawaga Mohawks from Quebec.
Beaver Dam, the battle that gave Canadians an enduring national heroine in Laura Secord.
CLICK HERE to see the monuments to this battle at Battle of Beaver Dams Park in Thorold Ontario, Canada.
members.tripod.com /~war1812/batbeaver.html   (625 words)

 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com (Not Logged in)
Yes, I believe that some of Alexander’s battles, rate wise, were even greater for the defeated, yet the reason I posted Cannae is the 'home-turf' side of it.
The battle of Cajamarca was perhaps the most lopsided battle in history in that it is alledged that on the Spanish side only Pizarro was wounded against the slaughter of as many as 7,000 of Atahualpa's warriors, and because of the battle's result.
The war of 1812 was a war of lop-sided battles, in fact it seemed to be a feature of the war that the side with the most troops always lost.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /Forums/ViewPost.aspx?ForumID=2&ID=4802   (4476 words)

 Civilization.ca - Media
During the War of 1812, he served at the Battles of Stoney Creek and Lundy's Lane.
In June 1813, Lieutenant FitzGibbon personally received Laura Secord’s warning that American troops were planning on attacking the massed British and Canadian forces at Beaver Dams, on the Niagara Peninsula.
“The Battle of Beaver Dams, where he received Laura Secord’s warning, is a Canadian historical legend shared from generation to generation.
www.civilization.ca /media/show_pr_e.asp?ID=394   (367 words)

 Beaver Dam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are several battles named after beaver dams.
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek was a battle in the American Civil War.
Battle of Beaver Dams was a battle in the War of 1812.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beaver_Dam   (107 words)

 War of 1812 Time Table
Foiled at the Battle of Craney Island, the British invaders pass northward across Hampton Roads to attack and capture the small town.
The battle is a bloody victory for British commander Peter McQueen’s force of “Red Stick” Indians.
The battle was a counterattack by the Red Sticks from the Battle of Tallushatchee.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h3002.html   (1614 words)

 Visit Beaver County
We are blessed with a number of historical and heritage points of interest that will spur your interest.
Beaver County has so much to do, you just have to get out and enjoy it!
, was erected on a bluff in Beaver overlooking the
www.visitbeavercounty.com /index.php?id=29   (670 words)

 Free Essays on Laura Secord
James had already left to fight in the battle in which Sir Isaac Brock was killed.
The Battle at Beaver Dams was obviously a victory, held high over their heads.
Laura was a practitioner of peace because without her efforts to warn the British, many people would have died in the Battle of Beaver Dams.
www.123student.com /4790.htm   (1094 words)

 Battle of Beaver Dams
The advance warning may have had an effect on the outcome of the subsequent Battle of Beaver Dams.
The calamity at Beaver Dams had severe repercussions for the Americans along the Canadian frontier and back in Washington, D.C. British Gen. John Vincent strengthened his positions near Fort George and conducted raids near U.S.-held Fort Niagara across the Niagara River.
In Canada, the battle is remembered largely for the heroics of Laura Secord.
www.mywarof1812.com /battles/130624.htm   (1069 words)

Welcome to Battle View Landing, a friendly family owned resort, complete with 5 modern cabins, seasonal RV camping sites, and a full service restaurant.
Battle View is a great location for weekend get-a-ways, summer vacations, and family reunions.
If you go far enough, you will find one of the largest beaver dams and beaver lodges in the area.
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