Film Friday: Busy Beavers of the Tuolumne River

Beavers are considered “ecosystem engineers”: their busy dam building activities in rivers can slow water down and create important habitat for salmon and other fishes. Our Vaki Riverwatcher automated fish counters also regularly document beavers swimming by – so we decided to make a film about their activities!  This film was also featured in the 2nd Annual Tuolumne River Film and Culture Festival in Atherton, California. Learn more about the relationship between beavers and salmon, and enjoy today’s Film Friday!

Beaver Vaki Riverwatcher passage