Leave It To The Beaver
"Ignorance about beavers and their role in nature can cause alarm about having these large animals in the neighborhood. Fear of the unknown also often causes exaggeration, such as saying dozens of beavers are present when there are only a few. When a beaver fells a tree, a landowner may panic, unaware that such change is part of nature's cycle."--BWW Website
Beavers:Wetlands &Wildlife
Beaver Dam Info
The Laws Concerning Beavers in NY State
(and the illegal interference of humans and its consequences)
The Beaver, New York's Official State Mammal