The Beaver Believers is an urgent yet whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists – five scientists and a hairdresser – who share a common vision: restoring the North American Beaver, that most industrious, bucktoothed engineer, to the arid West. A keystone species, beaver create the biodiversity, complexity, and resiliency our watersheds need to survive climate change. The Beaver Believers encourage us to embrace a new paradigm for managing our western lands, one that partners with the natural world rather than overpowering it. Beavers can show us the way and even do much of the work for us, if only we can find the humility to trust in the restorative power of nature. Shot in 8 western US states, Mexico, and Canada, this film will change how you think about climate change and inspire you to take a bite out of the challenges we face, one stick at a time.