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To learn more about beaver and to help promote their water saving abilities in California we suggest the following:

The WATER Institute collaborates with agency scientists, environmental organizations, consulting biologists and interested citizen activists to support existing colonies and, where appropriate, re-establish beaver to enhance watershed restoration and salmon recovery efforts.

Publications

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Beaver In California: Creating a Culture of Stewardship

A 30-page WATER Institute booklet about the history, ecology, benefits and restoration of beaver in California. (Version 2.0 June 2016). Contact us at (707) 874-1557 x 101 to purchase a full-color copy $10

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Historic Beaver Range in Sierra Nevada

The Historic Range of Beaver in the Sierra Nevada

Brock Dolman co-authored the "Beaver Historical Range" paper below which lists several forms of historic evidence (including the buried dam wood) that further prove that beaver were in fact native to the Sierra (2012).

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Historical Range of Beaver in Coastal California

The Historical Range of Beaver in Coastal California:

Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman co-authored this peer-reviewed scientific paper re-evaluating the historic evidence of beaver on the coast of California (2013).

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Historic Range of Beaver in North Coast CA

The Historic Range of Beaver in the North Coast of California

Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman co-authored this report on the historic evidence of beaver in the north coast of California where Coho salmon occur. Includes detailed maps, tables and appendices (2013).

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Beaver Dam in Sierra Nevadas

Novel Physical Evidence that Beaver were Native to the Sierra Nevada

This paper brings to light the buried beaver dam wood that was dug up in Sierra’s in the late 80’s and carbon dated to 580, 1730 and 1850 A.D. This is significant because it serves as scientific proof that beaver occurred in the Sierras before European settlers arrived (2012).

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