While the majority of the recently released National Climate Assessment was alarmingly and overwhelmingly bleak, we were heartened by one glimmer of hope: beaver reintroduction is prominently presented as a fabulous adaptation to promote forest and stream health! (And guess who's photo they used?) 💚🌎🐻🐠
Read Chapter 6: Forests here:https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/chapter/6/
It’s always a treat to see our images in print. Check out some of our images and video footage in the digital edition of Science Magazine’s story by Ben Goldfarb, “Beaver Dams Without Beavers”
Director Sarah Koenigsberg was interviewed by the good folks at Grand Canyon Trust about her work behind the scenes filming The Beaver Believers, as well about a side-project, educational short she produced for them, called "Beaver: Back to the Future." Check out the interview here and watch their "Back to the Future" short here.
Public Radio International wrote a follow-up story to our Living on Earth interview, in which they described beaver as "little climate change fighting machines." We like that metaphor! Check out the article here.
"Like beavers themselves, the human subjects of Koenigsberg's documentary, The Beaver Believers, are climate change activists.
“They're almost seeing climate change as an opportunity to act, to get involved, to fix problems we've actually had in our watersheds for several decades now. That just struck me as exactly the kind of inspiring climate change story that we really need to be telling,” says Koenigsberg, a Washington-based filmmaker.