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Emulating Riverine Landscape Controls of Beaver in Stream Restoration

We have developed and implemented a simple approach that emulates the ecosystem engineering effects of beaver. This approach is less expensive and disruptive than typical large-scale engineering efforts and has the potential to restore both fish habitat and floodplain vegetation more rapidly than simply revegetating and waiting for the riparian zone to mature.  (Pg 246 – 255)

Economic Impacts of the Beaver

This study used questionnaires and economic tools to begin to measure the potential economic impact beavers might have on wildlife tourism in Britain.

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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.

Beavers, Rebooted

Artificial beaver dams are a hot restoration strategy, but the projects aren’t always welcome.

Mimicking & Promoting Wood Accumulation & Beaver Dam Activity with Post-Assisted Log Structures & Beaver Dam Analogues

Description of the design process for two types of low-tech structures, post-assisted log structures (PALS) and beaver dam analogues (BDAs).

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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Beaver dams: A free conservation practice for water quality enhancement?

Beaver activity (i.e., damming of streamflow) holds significant potential to impact water quality, specifically in-stream nutrient processing.

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

The Economic Value of Beaver Ecosystem Services Escalante River Basin, Utah 2001

In-depth report on how beaver could provide benefits to local residents and visitors well into the millions of dollars per year in Utah.

Flow Device Cost-Benefit Analysis

An analysis from the Pacific Northwest on the relative costs and benefits of flow devices.

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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.

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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