Beaver in Managed Woodlands:
Tools for Family Forestland Owners
Beavers are powerful ecosystem engineers, whose busy works change streams and vegetation in significant ways. Most of the natural effects of beaver work is positive (raised water tables, habitat formation, openings on the forested landscape) unless your human management goals contradict what the local beavers are doing! This article explains beaver natural history, and explores ways to manage both beavers and vegetation to help them exist, and help us meet our management goals.