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The Beaver Restoration Guidebook: Working with Beaver to Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Floodplains Version 2.0

USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Michael Pollock, Gregory Lewallen, Kent Woodruff, Chris Jordan, and Janine Castro
Created: 7/03/2017 - Updated: 1/11/2019


Version 2.0 of the BRG has been updated to include a new chapter on Urban Beavers authored by Greg Lewallen. 

The Urban Beaver Management Chapter discusses strategies and techniques applicable to managing beaver in a broad range of urban settings. It attempts to balance the urban habitat needs of beaver while protecting the property and infrastructure of private and public lands. Two urban beaver case studies and two urban beaver management reports are included in Version 2.0 to provide lessons learned and examples of different techniques applied to urban beaver projects. We hope the information contained in this chapter can be used to facilitate the non-lethal management of urban beaver, help restore degraded urban aquatic habitats using beaver, and to continue the discussion of using beaver-based restoration techniques across varied settings in North America.

Published On

Friday, June 30, 2017


Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
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