Leave it to Beavers

About

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen 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. Using 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.

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NARRATED BY
BRIAN UNGER

WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
JARI OSBORNE

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
MARK CASWELL
PAUL FREER

EDITORS
CRAIG WEBSTER
STEVEN WESLAK

SOUND DESIGN SOUND MIX

ALAN GELDART

LOCATION SOUND RECORDING

BRENT HALISKIE
RICHARD NAULT

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ROBERT OSBORNE

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DAWNA TREIBICZ

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS/ BEAVERS
DR. SUZANNE FOUTY
DR. GLYNNIS HOOD
MICHEL LECLAIR
KENT WOODRUFF

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DEBORAH PARKS
DIANA WARMÉ

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
JEFF MORALES
JOHN WESTHEUSER
ROLAND PIRKER
KARL ROEDER

BEAVER UNDERWATER IMAGES
BY DR. CHRIS HARVEY-CLARK

ADDITIONAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
RICK ZEMANEK
PHIL FRENCH
HUGO KITCHING

ADDITIONAL SOUND RECORDING
JAMES URSULAK
PETER JONES
DOUG KAYE
CHRIS NEWTON

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JEREMY BERNATCHEZ

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ANN MARIE FLEMING

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KEVIN LANGDALE

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