At first glance, beavers might seem like cute rodents to some or a nuisance to others. But these industrious mammals have the capacity to solve water and climate-related issues by transforming creeks and rivers. They can act as a tool to fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and climate change. In this story, we look at beaver reintroduction efforts on the San Pedro River in Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora. Before they were trapped to extinction, there were so many beavers on the San Pedro that it was called the Beaver River. Meet the people trying to bring them back.
Producer/Editor: David Fenster
Videographers: Mike Foster, David Fenster, Colin H. Richard, John Desoto, Robert Lindberg, Andrew Brown
Music by: Ryan Chavira
Graphics: Emmanuel Joubeaud