Salmonid Restoration Federation


CAL Process Based Restoration Network (Cal-PBR)

Beaver observations at iNaturalist 

CDFW Beaver Information

Bring Back the Beaver Campaign, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center WATER Institute


Beaver In California: Creating a Culture of Stewardship, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, 2020

Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes, Utah State University Restoration Consortium, 2019

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook: Working with Beaver to Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Floodplains, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 2018

Scientific Articles

Corline, N.J., P. Vasquez-Housley, E. Yokel, C. Gilmore, B. Stapleton, R. A. Lusardi, 2023. When Humans Work Like Beavers: Riparian Restoration Enhances Invertebrate Gamma Diversity and Habitat Heterogeneity. Restoration Ecology.
*Abstract only. No freely accessible online full-text version.

Jordan, C. E., E. Fairfax, 2022. Beaver: The North American Freshwater Climate Action Plan. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water.

Wathen, G., J.E. Allgeier, N. Bouwes, M. Pollock, D.E. Schindler, and C.E. Jordan, 2018. Beaver Activity Increases Habitat Complexity and Spatial Partitioning by Steelhead Trout. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2018-0171.

*Abstract only. No freely accessible online full-text version.

Bouwes, N., N. Weber, C.E. Jordan, W.C. Saunders, I.A. Tattam, C. Volk, J.M. Wheaton, and M.M. Pollock, 2016. Ecosystem Experiment Reveals Benefits of Natural and Simulated Beaver Dams to a Threatened Population of Steelhead (Oncorhynchus Mykiss). Scientific Reports 6:28581. doi: 10.1038/srep28581.

Parish, M. and J. Garwood, 2015. Distribution of Juvenile Salmonids and Seasonally Available Aquatic Habitats within the Lower Smith River Basin and Estuary, Del Norte County, California. 

Lanman, C.W., K. Lundquist, H. Perryman, J.E. Asarian, B. Dolman, R.B. Lanman, and M.M. Pollock. 2013. The Historical Range of Beaver (Castor Canadensis) in Coastal California: An Updated Review of the Evidence. California Fish and Game 99:193–221.

Michael Pollock, George R. Pess, Timothy J. Beechie and David R. Montgomery, 2004. The Importance of Beaver Ponds to Coho Salmon Production in the Stillaguamish River Basin, Washington, USA (North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 2004).