CBC's The Nature of Things with David Suzuki recently aired a fantastic episode that focused on Canadian Beavers.

"A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists see the beaver as a much overlooked tool when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. The Beaver Whisperers will revisit the industrious rodent and see 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 accompanies 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 a brilliant hydro-engineer 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." ....from CBC's Website

The website is also chock full of cool things such as panoramas of a beaver habitat, bios of the beavers living there, a live webcam, and a behind the scenes look at filming the documentary.

If you missed the episode, you can watch it online, or by downloading the CBC TV app for your iOS device (and just wait until you see the adorable "Timber").

Follow the Beaver Whisperers on Twitter at @CastorCamCBC