Interactive web map
The main goal of this project was to analyze all the perennial rivers and streams within the Yakama Nation Reservation and generate spatially explicit outputs to help Yakama Nation biologists effectively identify where nuisance beaver can be relocated, where ‘Living with Beaver’ strategies may be needed and where beaver can be used for watershed restoration efforts.
Customizations for this project
Over the course of this project we developed a new methodology for addressing multi-threaded streams. Specifically, the Yakama River has side channels where beaver build dams and the BRAT model now effectively captures the dam building capacity of side channels.