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Beaver References

These are important publications about this resource. The list may include academic publications, government publications, management documents that inform the decision-making process at parks and protected areas, or links to websites that provide additional information relevant to the topic.

Consolo Murphy, S. and D.D. Hanson. 1993. Distribution of beaver in Yellowstone National Park, 1988–1989. In R. S. Cook, ed., Ecological issues on reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park. Vol. Scientific Monograph NPS/NRYELL/NRSM-93/22. US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Consolo-Murphy, S. and R.B. Tatum. 1995. Distribution of beaver in Yellowstone National Park, 1994, Edited by National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park.

Jonas, R.J. 1955. A population and ecological study of the beaver (Castor canadensis) of Yellowstone National Park. Vol. MS. Moscow, ID: University of Idaho.

Murphy, S.C. and D.W. Smith. 2002. Documenting trends in Yellowstone's beaver population: A comparison of aerial and ground surveys in the Yellowstone Lake Basin. In R.J. Anderson and D. Harmon, ed., Yellowstone Lake: Hotbed of chaos or reservoir of resilience?: Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, 172–178. Yellowstone National Park, WY: Yellowstone Center for Resources and The George Wright Society.

Rue, III, L.E. 1964. The world of the beaver. New York: J.B. Lippincott, Co.

Slough, B.G. 1978. Beaver food cache structure and utilization. Journal of Wildlife Management 42(3):644–646.

Smith, D.W. and D.B. Tyers. 2008. The beavers of Yellowstone. Yellowstone Science. 16(3): 4–15.

Smith. D.W., and D.B. Tyers. 2012. The history and current status and distribution of beavers in Yellowstone National Park. Northwest Science 86(4):276–288.

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.