Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Utah
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Utah Project

Beaver Ecology and Relocation Ecology

March 2019 - March 2025


Participating Agencies

  • Utah State University - Utah Agricultural Experiment Station Seed Grant Program

This study will provide critical information on beaver space use and behavioral ecology to increase the effectiveness of future stream restoration projects using beaver translocations. This research will aid directly in the management of public lands, help evaluate beaver-based restoration project success, aid in the conservation of species, provide information on beaver ecology and movement, and demonstrate how beaver restoration can be a creative, cost-effective approach to integrate management of private, state, and federal lands in Utah.

Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Sandbach, Christine. 2023. Evaluating Beaver Translocation Methods for Desert River Restoration. MS Thesis. Summer 2023. Co-Advised with Dr. J. Young. July 2023