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Unravelling Perceptions of Eurasian Beaver Reintroduction in Great Britain

Investigation into the social dimensions of wildlife reintroduction and an argument to emphasize the need to recognize societal perceptions in potential management solutions

Beaver Colony Density Trends on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 1987 – 2013

A study of beaver control measures to help land management agencies weigh against large-scale removal programs

Ecosystem services provided by beavers Castor spp.

We aimed to recognise beaver-produced ecosystem services and quantify their theoretical value for the entire Northern Hemisphere.

Potential Conservation Benefits of Wildlife Festivals

This article examines five potential conservation benefits of wildlife festivals with an emphasis on ecotourism

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Improving Engagement in Managing Reintroduction Conflicts: Learning from Beaver Reintroduction

Article that finds themes in responses to beaver reintroduction and offers observations that may positively influence future responses amongst affected individuals

Coalition Building for Beaver Based Stream and Wetland Restoration Success, ASWM Webinar 2021

This fifth webinar in the ASWM-BLM Beaver Restoration Webinar Series focused on how coalition building is essential to advancing the practice of process-based stream and floodplain restoration by helping the regulatory environment be responsive to the evolving understanding around functioning, intact riverscapes.

Long-Term Population Dynamics of the N. American Beaver in Massachusetts and California

Research and monitoring activities over a 45-year period on the Quabbin Reservation in Massachusetts have provided an opportunity to follow changes in numbers and dynamics of an unexploited beaver population.

 

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.

Why Biden should launch an Ecosystem Restoration Corps in 2021

Opinion piece explaining why President Biden should create an Ecosystem Restoration Corps in 2021 to create jobs and improve this country’s environment.

Billerica Municipal Beaver Management Program Analysis, 2000 – 2019

This landmark 20 year study compares traditional lethal beaver control versus nonlethal management methods in the town of Billerica, MA. A total of 55 beaver conflict sites were studied. Sites that were managed with nonlethal control methods cost taxpayers significantly less than sites that were managed with beaver removal, and provided millions of dollars of ecological services to the town annually that would have been lost with beaver removal.

Best Management Practices for Beaver Problems, 2005

A study of 482 flow devices by Beaver Solutions LLC in Massachusetts demonstrated that flow devices are the Best Management Practices for beaver dam flooding problems. Published by the Assoc. of MA Wetland Scientists, 2005.

Andover, New Hampshirecase study – How a town saved thousands of dollars on road maintenance costs and made peace with its beavers 2018

How a New Hampshire town saved thousands of dollars on road? ? maintenance costs and made peace with its beavers

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Beaver Restoration across Boundaries, 2015

This report shares the experiences and lessons learned regarding the use of beaver for restoration and climate change adaptation in a selection of American states: California, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

A Critical Review of the Effects of Beavers Upon Fish and Fish Stocks

A review by the University of Southampton of how the reintroduction of beaver will affect fish in Scotalnd

Fire and beaver in the boreal forest-grassland transition of western Canada – A case study from Elk Island National Park, Canada

This study found that prescribed fires negatively affected beaver lodge occupancy, an effect compounded with frequent burns. Though prescribed fire is considered an important landscape restoration process, the frequency of prescribed burning should be mitigated to ensure that flooding by beavers can continue as a key process that maintains wetlands on the landscape.

Beaver (Castor canadensis) mitigate the effects of climate on the area of open water in boreal wetlands in western Canada, 2008

This study examined how temperature, precipitation and beaver (Castor canadensis) activity influenced the area of open water in wetlands over a 54-year period in the mixed-wood boreal region of east-central Alberta, Canada.

Management Strategy for Beavers – Town of Salisbury, VT

The most sustainable, long-term solutions to beaver-human conflicts happen to be non-lethal practices.

Project: Hydrological Impact of Beaver Habitat Restoration in the Milwaukee River Watershed

A comprehensive study evaluating how restoring beaver dams could significantly protect the city of Milwaukee from future flood vents and the significant cost savings of this nature-based management approach versus traditional flood prevention engineering.