A couple hundred years ago, buck teeth were in vogue, because there were lots of beavers. And those beavers would naturally make dams.
But humans killed off most of the beavers, so now that responsibility falls on me.
Dams are important. Dammed up ponds, like the one we have on our farm, provide a lot of access for wildlife. That’s because most species do best with the “edge effect”--where the trees, grass, and water come together, aka the edge, is where wildlife thrives...not deep in the woods.
You want more than woods for habitats. You want biodiversity. You want it all: ponds, creeks, pastures, shrubs, trees, etc. It’s beneficial to the world and to wildlife.