March 15, 2019

Restoring Beavers to Enhance Ecological Integrity in National Forest Planning

Sandra Zellmer, Sarah Bates, and Jonah Brown

Beaver restoration is a critical component of “next generation” National Forest management. The 2012 Planning Rule’s requirements for sustainability, and more specifically ecological integrity, open a meaningful legal, political, and physical space for beavers as ecosystem engineers to occupy within the forest planning framework.

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