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A War for Beavers?

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Date:
June 3
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.landtrust.org

Venue

Harris Working Forest Reserve
United States

Organizer

Little Traverse Conservancy
Phone:
2313470991
Email:
anne@landtrust.org
Website:
www.landtrust.org

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Season
Spring
Age
All Ages

Yes, it sounds crazy but during the 17th and 18th century, Great Lakes tribes, the French, and British all fought expansive wars in North America for control of the booming fur industry. The most coveted of all furs was beaver. Learn, from Eric Hemenway, how a simple animal, known for building dams, helped shape the history of North America. The Jack and Tucker Harris Working Forest Reserve along the Pigeon River is the Conservancy’s largest land protection project of 2016. Visitors are welcome to enjoy Eric’s history lesson and then explore the two-tracks on foot guiding you through 643 acres of forests, beaver ponds, and creeks. No charge, but pre-registration requested at www.landtrust.org or 231.347.0991.

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