Dam It • Clutch
The Dam it clutch is composed of two hand dyed North American beaver tails, carefully hand sewn together to create this functional piece of art.
•12 CC pockets
•2 Cash Slots
•1 Cash Slot
•Tiger Ritza Thread - Black
•100% Hand dyed & Stitched
Each exotic item from Teton Leather is assembled by hand and is made to order. The process begins after you procure an item from Teton Leather, we select the best materials and hand stitch every product. Careful attention is given to the assembly and finishing process. Our studio consist of two leathersmiths who oversee the products from step a-z ensuring unparalleled quality and longevity. You can expect your new leather goods to ship between 7-10 days after ordering.
Please include a note in your order comments if you need to expedite the process and we will do our best to accommodate you.
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
"The American beaver (Castor canadensis) ... is known as an “ecosystem engineer” because of the benefits their dams provide to biological diversity and ecosystem function. It also is considered a “keystone species” because of its ability to transform its environment, creating new habitats upon which other species depend.
Despite the many positive benefits beavers provide through foraging and dam building, beavers also create conflict with people when their activities cause damage.
In general, beavers cause damage by:
- gnawing on trees or crops;
- flooding trees, crops, property, or transportation corridors (roads, airports, railways) through dam building;
- degrading and destabilizing banks and levees through burrowing
A study in the late 1970s in Mississippi estimated annual loss to agriculture (including timber) at $2.5 million. Another Mississippi study estimated beaver damage to timber ranged from $25 to $118 per hectare, a potential annual economic loss of $215 million in 1985 U.S. dollars. A 2011 economic study evaluating Mississippi’s Beaver Control Assistance Program (BCAP) found that for every dollar spent on BCAP between $39.67 and $88.52 were saved from reduced beaver damage to timber and the state’s economy."