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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2021, 02:12:44 PM »
Scotland's beaver population doubles to 1,000 in three years - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-58158296

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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2021, 05:13:27 PM »
Uh oh, that's a million beavers by 2050  ;-)

Which doesn't sound like that many... I wonder what the original population was.

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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2021, 05:22:51 PM »
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a map showing their spread across EU. Pretty much every country had been recolonized.

By the beginning of the 20th century the decline had been reversed with legal protection. European beavers have now been restored to over 24 nations where they were formerly extinct. They are currently estimated to number around 639,000 individuals in mainland Europe.

Beaver Reintroductions in Europe | BACE
https://beaversinengland.com/reintroductions/beaver-reintroductions-in-europe/

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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2021, 07:39:28 PM »

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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2021, 07:27:37 PM »
Reforestation:

Croatia's seed-scattering drones replant forests hurt by fire

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/croatia-s-seed-scattering-drones-replant-forests-hurt-by-fire/ar-AAQOcD9

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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2022, 02:51:39 PM »
UK: Farmers and landowners to bid for funds to ‘rewild’ countryside
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/farmers-george-eustice-government-norfolk-england-b975143.html

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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2022, 10:05:42 PM »
>We need to get back to figuring out how to do this.  And it will require a plan from the government to do it.

You mean like CRP that started in 1985?
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/conservation-programs/conservation-reserve-program/



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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2022, 11:22:37 PM »
> CRP

Sort of only bigger and longer term.  If you are going to plant forest you need really long contracts.  Also not only focused on agriculture but yes that too.


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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2022, 03:22:53 PM »
Researchers Restore Scotland’s Peat Bogs - Neatorama
https://www.neatorama.com/2022/01/10/Researchers-Restore-Scotland-s-Peat-Bogs/

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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2022, 04:41:55 PM »
>> peat

Interesting. I just started reading the Kindle free sample of this:
Swamplands. Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat
https://islandpress.org/books/swamplands


Despite the smell and sometimes knee-high muck, I really enjoyed exploring the peat bogs in Ireland.

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Re: Rewilding
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2022, 05:08:46 PM »