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BLM: Utah Understandign the Dynamics of Beaver Re-Introduction for Passive Desert River...


October 2018 - September 2023


Partnership between BLM and USU to study the relocation of beavers to the San Rafael River, to potentially monopolize on already established beaver dam analogs and to study the re-colonization process, and identify the most effective (in terms of restoration and cost) combinations of passive restoration techniques and beaver re-introdcution strategies.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 36

Presentations: 122



Funding Agencies

  • Bureau of Land Management


Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  4. Utah State University/College of Natural Resources
  5. Wildlife Management Institute