Monthly Archives: April 2016

New evidence that beaver ponds act as nitrogen sinks

Written on April 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

A recent paper by Lazar et al. in the Journal of Environmental Quality reports that 5-45% of watershed nitrate-N loading in rural watersheds of southern New England is removed by beaver ponds. This confirms that beaver ponds are substantial sinks for nitrogen (Gizmodo; see Bibliography page for full reference).