Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Volume 6 Number 4: A Mapping Study of the Overlap of Potential Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber) Habitat and Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Distribution in Scotland

Report establishing whether there would be substantial overlap of potential beaver habitat and known Atlantic salmon distribution, should beavers be formally reintroduced to Scotland.


We are grateful to Martin Gaywood and Annelie Matteson of SNH, for making the potential beaver habitat data available and to the numerous fisheries biologists who provided information on distributions of salmon. In particular, Ronald Campbell, Marshall Halliday, Alan Kettle-White, Simon McKelvey, Brian Shaw and David Summers for collating and submitting the local information. Members of the National Species Reintroduction Forum ( NSRF) Beaver-Salmonid Working Group ( BSWG) are also thanked for many stimulating discussions, and particularly Martin Gaywood for his helpful comments on this report.


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