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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.

Landowner Incentives and Tolerances for Managing Beaver Impacts in Oregon

This study by the Oregon DFW and the OWEB used surveys to examine OR residents opinions about beavers.

Techniques for Mitigating Human/Beaver Conflicts in Urban and Suburban Environments 2016

Mitigating human/beaver conflicts in urban and suburban environments.

Riparian research and management: Past, Present, Future: Volume 1

This publication, guided by the inseparable nature of streams and riparian ecosystems, emphasizes the interrelationships and continuity of riparian areas along with dependent wildlife and human services.

Beavers and Conservation in Oregon Coastal Watersheds

Summary of the benefits of beavers, their conflicts with humans, and the policies and conditions that affect their survival

2016 New Hampshire Revised Statutes – Protection of Beaver

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department updated regulations regarding beavers. 2016.

Mitigating Human-Beaver Conflicts through Adaptive Management

This research project assessed the efficacy of pond levelling devices to mitigate flooding by beavers in Beaver County, Alberta.

Reintegrating the North American Beaver (Castor Canadensis) in the Urban Landscape

This paper examines how to anticipate the implications of beaver reintroduction in the design of wetlands and urban natural areas. Three case studies in Seattle, WA, are presented to identify various approaches, successes, and management strategies.