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Developing Science-based Solutions to Beaver Conflicts

attaching a transmitter to a beaverWS' National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) conducts research and investigational activities related to a wide variety of wildlife damage issues. In Alabama, NWRC researchers are using radio telemetry and genetic analyses to identify the origin of beavers that move into areas where beaver had previously been removed. Movements of beaver will be examined to determine if seasonal water availability is a determining factor in the recolonization of certain areas in the southern United States. In another study, NWRC is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to learn more about beaver ecology in semi-arid and high desert environments in Oregon's Columbia Basin.

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