Had this thought this morning
If one could effectively fence beaver put 9f an area, one could use beaver to manage a coppice field by fencing beaver out of say 3/4 -4/5 of the available fodder every year and changing which area was left open to beaver.
In theory. If fencing was effective, they would heavily harvest(or "graze") the available woodland and could be used like livestock are on commercial coppice yards while serving their hydrological needs.
Perhaps population would be controlled through this method as well?
Fencing would be an investment, potentially an ongoing one, especially given rough, wetland terrain of most beaver habitat.
Anywhere, thought I'd share the thought for discussion.