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Beaver Habitat Suitability Analysis

Cache la Poudre, Colorado

We assessed locations in the Cache la Poudre, Colorado region where beaver introduction may prove beneficial to streams and watersheds. We created a suitability model in GIS based on existing peer-reviewed literature on dam-building beaver requirements. The maps below represent the criteria layers that were used as model input.

  • Existing Vegetation Type Rank
  • Existing Vegetation Cover Rank
  • Road Density and Proximity Rank
  • Stream Order Ranking
  • Final Suitability Model
  • Existing Vegetation Type Rank
  • Existing Vegetation Cover Rank
  • Road Density and Proximity Rank
  • Stream Order Ranking
  • Final Suitability Model