BeaverHOODS for Beaver Success

WHAT'S A BEAVERHOOD?

BeaverHOODS adapted from

Three Legs of the Stool:

Vegetation

Geomorphology

Waterflow

WATER

Is there enough water?
Important not only for beaver safety, but for being able to consistently irrigate a large area of vegetation. If expansion of beaver habitat on the creek is an objective, then the extent of water availability must be understood beyond the initial BeaverHOOD.

LANDSCAPE

Infrastructure conflicts not only within targeted potential BeaverHOOD but in any and all areas where beaver might actually decide to set up, or move the creek to. Buildings, crops, roads, culverts, trails, routes to move cattle across the drainage, lethal impact neighbors?…

VEGETATION

Best to look after leaf-out or mid-summer, sometimes you can see young plants popping up that will disappear later in the season.