The Beaver Whisperers
Broadcast on the CBC’s “Nature of Things” The Beaver Whisperers looked at the growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists who saw the beaver as a much overlooked tool when it came to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. The Beaver Whisperers revisited this industrious rodent and looked at it through the eyes of people like the University of Alberta’s, Dr. Glynnis Hood, whose astonishing scientific research findings are presented in her new book, “The Beaver Manifesto, “ and former trapper, Michel Leclair, who today “employs” an army of beavers to help him control flooding in Quebec’s Gatineau Park. The documentary followed these and other “beaver whisperers” as they reveal the ways in which the presence of beaver transform and revive landscapes. The Beaver Whisperers reveals what it is that makes our national icon such brilliant hydro-engineers and explores how beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands. The documentary was also picked up and versioned by PBS on their show “Nature.” It’s also been featured on Japanese and Italian television.