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Watersheds shape beaver genetics, according to new OSU study

A new study out of OSU surveyed over 300 beavers, collecting genetic material for analysis. Researchers are looking at how variations in local vegetation, among other factors, affect beaver genetics, and thus affect dispersal of the species. This means higher success rates for beaver relocation that occurs within the same watershed vs. relocation to a new/different watershed.

The Utah Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool: A Decision Support and Planning Tool

A decision support and planning tool for beaver management, to analyze all perennial rivers and streams in Utah. This model assess the upper limits of riverscapes to support beaver dam-building activities.

In Beaver World

Late 1800s – 1900s beaver studies which cover a period of twenty-seven years through every State in the Union, Mexico, Canada, and Alaska.

Idaho Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool Building Realistic Expectations for Partnering with Beaver in Conservation and Restoration

Traditional restoration efforts are barely scratching the surface of what could be restored. Moreover, a disproportionate amount of funds are spent on too few miles of streams and rivers leaving millions of miles of degraded streams neglected. To fill this gap, restoration practitioners are increasingly trying restoration techniques that are more cost?effective, less intensive, and can more practically scale up to the enormous scope of degradation.

Capturing Beavers in Box Traps

Report on capture success of beavers in box traps, box trap designs and modifications, field sets, and costs of purchasing and modifying traps.

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

Do introduced North American beavers Castor canadensis engineer differently in southern South America? An overview with implications for restoration.

This article looked at castor canadensis in Chile and Argentina in the 1990s. Data found that beaver eradication strategies and ecosystem restoration efforts should focus on the ecology of native ecosystems rather than the biology of beaver.

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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

Evaluating landowner-based beaver relocation as a tool to restore salmon habitat

Relocating American beavers (Castor canadensis) from unwanted sites to desirable sites where damage exceeds stakeholder capacity) has been posited as a method to enhance in-stream habitat for salmonids in the Pacific Northwest.

Beaver believers: Native Americans promote resurgence of ‘nature’s engineers’

Washington’s Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s ambitious project: to reintroduce beavers back into the Gifford Pinchot national forest, a wild region on the slopes of the Cascade mountains, as part of efforts to reclaim indigenous land management practices.

The Impacts of Beavers Castor spp. on Biodiversity and the Ecological Basis for their Reintroduction to Scotland, UK

A review that investigates the mechanisms by which beavers act as ecosystem engineers, and then discusses the possible impacts of beavers on the biodiversity of Scotland.

Influence of Beaver Dam Density on Riparian Areas and Riparian Birds in Shrubsteppe of Wyoming

Study that examines relationships between dam density, riparian area characteristics, and the riparian bird community in a semiarid landscape.

Survey of Beaver-Related Restoration Practices in Rangeland Streams of the Western USA

Survey that identifies a need to assess beaver-related restoration projects in western rangelands to increase
awareness, accountability, and to identify gaps in scientific knowledge.

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.

 

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

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook, Version 2.01, 2018

This guidebook provides a practical synthesis of the best available science for using beaver to improve ecosystem functions. The overall goal is to provide an accessible, useful resource for those involved in using beaver to restore streams, floodplains, wetlands, and riparian ecosystems.

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook Version 1.0, 2015

A comprehensive compilation of information related to beavers and their management with an emphasis on stream restoration.

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.

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.