Working with Beaver to Restore Salmon Habitat in the Bridge Creek Intensively Monitored Watershed

Tested how assisting beaver to create stable colonies and aggrade incised reaches of Bridge Creek could create measurable improvements in riparian and stream habitat conditions and abundance of native steelhead.

Final ESA Recovery Plan for Oregon Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) 2016

This recovery plan provides guidance to improve the viability of coho salmon to the point that it meets the delisting criteria and no longer requires ESA protection.

Guidelines for Salmonid Passage at Stream Crossings

This document provides guidelines for design of stream crossings to aid upstream and downstream passage of migrating salmonids, and is intended to facilitate the design of a new
generation of stream crossings.

Influence of Beaver Activity on Summer Growth and Condition of Age-2 Atlantic Salmon Parr 2006

Study of the effects of an ephemeral beaver pond on the growth and maturity of age-2 Atlantic salmon in Eastern Canada

Maine Department of Transportation Fish Passage Policy and Design Guide

A policy, process, and design guide with best management practices for fish passage

Trout and Salmon Movements in Two Idaho Streams as Related to Temperature, Food, Stream Flow, Cover, and Population Density

Comparison data on temperature, food abundance, stream flow, cover and population density with trout and salmon movements.

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Salmon Beaver Dam videos

A collection of YouTube video links about salmon passage at beaver dams.

Atlantic Salmon/Beaver Dam Controversy 2009

An article that quotes experts claiming a report by Daryl Guignion stating that beavers should be removed from Prince Edward Island to help Atlantic salmon is not credible or science based.

Beaver: Nature’s ecosystem engineers

This review summarizes how beaver impact ecosystem structure and geomorphology, hydrology and water resources, water quality, freshwater ecology, and humans and society.

Beaver Benefits and Controlling Impacts

Educational article on the value of beavers by the Habitat Program supporting fish habitat conservation and restoration across Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho. Includes video and other helpful links.

A Review of Beaver-Salmonid Relationships and History of Management Actions in the Western Great Lakes (U.S.) Region

A review of the history of beavers and salmonids in the western Great Lakes Region. They found that beaver activity is often deleterious to salmonids in low gradient stream basins but is generally beneficial in high gradient basins

Beaver Dams Aid Fish Restoration in John Day River Drainage 2014

Beaver dams and manmade Beaver Dam Analogs (BDA’s) on the John Day River system in OR accelerated recovery of steelhead trout.