Science
4:12 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

"Leave it to Beavers" on Nature airs Wednesday, May 14th at 7 pm

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grassroots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools in the effort to reverse the disastrous effects of global warming and worldwide water shortages. View these industrious rodents, once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and “employers” who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. With their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, 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.

"Leave it to Beavers" on Nature airs Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm on channel 3 and 3-1.

Beaver at work dragging large branch/closeup. Ontario, Canada