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Pond Dwelling Beaver suitability was classified in a GIS by:

  • Selecting waterbodies greater than 10000m2 (assumed

    this is the minimum size at which ponds are deep

    enough to avoid complete freezing over winter).

  • Selecting suitably-sized waterbodies with both an inflow

    and an outflow.

  • Calculate the % cover of deciduous tree/shrub cover

    within a 100m buffer surrounding suitable waterbodies. Suitable waterbodies were ranked as follows (probability of beaver occurrence): <10% cover (none), 10-30% cover (low), 30-50% cover (moderate), >50% cover (high). 

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