ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: “The Economic Benefits of Beavers”
(Oregon 2020 study)
Originally created by Natural Resource Economics for a “Petition to Initiate Rulemaking to Amend OAR 635-050-0070 to Permanently Close Commercial and Recreational Beaver Trapping and Hunting on Federally-Managed Public Lands and the Waters that Flows Through These Lands” which was brought before the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on September 24, 2020. On November 13, 2020, the Commission denied the Petitioners request to initiate rule making despite the multiple, scientifically economic and ecological benefits.
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Beaver in California: Creating a Culture of Stewardship
Beaver Restoration Guidebook by the US Fish & Wildlife Service
about allowing Beavers to restore streams and river habitat naturally.
This guidebook provides a practical synthesis of the best available science for using beavers to improve ecosystem functions, along with determining what criteria is needed to reintroduce beavers and relocation methods.
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The only scientific research about the beavers of the Salinas River
by Stuart Suplick, CalPoly State University, July 2019
Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences
Creating a Dependable Water Supply
(video, 5:41) with Kami Ellingson
USFS hydrologist Kami Ellingson discusses the important, natural role that beavers play in water storage. Excerpted from a Pavoreal Production made for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.
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