Season 4

G.O. 074 – Human Impact

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G.O. 074 - Roundtable: Human Impact

All actions have consequences. Our actions outdoors always leave an impact. It is our responsibility to mitigate the negative and foster the positive. Jason met with two writers for Nevada’s Desert Companion Magazine, Heidi Kyser and Alan Gegax, to discuss how we affect our environment, the realities of the challenges we all face, and how to lead by example in the outdoors.

 

LINKS:

Leave No Trace
Desert Companion Magazine
Issue mentioned in this episode

Heidi:
knpr.org
State of Nevada
facebook.com/heidi.kyser
twitter.com/HeidiKyser
heidikyser.com

Alan:
facebook.com/alan.gegax
facebook.com/VegasHikers
meetup.com/vegashikers
facebook.com/NevadaScenicWeddings
G.O. eps 37 & 68

Get Involved and/or donate:
Nature Conservancy
Access Fund
Coalition of American Canyoneers
Sierra Club
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of Red Rock Canyon

G.O. 073 – Adam Haydock

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G.O. 073 - Earth Astronaut Adam Haydock

Adam Haydock’s intent was to become a state trooper, but circumstance shifted his path into dive rescue ultimately leading him to exploration. He now journeys into the depths of the Earth and its bodies of water as an expedition caver, photographer, canyoneer, and divemaster. Adam and Jason met at a park in Bishop one afternoon to discuss the world beneath the waves, beneath the soil, and across the globe.

 

LINKS:

even-further.com
adamhaydock.blogspot.com
instagram.com/ahaydock1
flickr.com/people/exploration-worldwide/

Dive Magazine
Geographical Magazine

 

 

G.O. 072 – Lyndsay Hupp

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G.O. 072 - Paddling Snack Maven Lyndsay Hupp

A roadtrip at 17 introduced Lyndsay Hupp to the wonders of Arizona and the Western U.S. Her future would be found there guiding others through the whitewaters of the Colorado River and accidentally founding the energy bar company Huppybar. She and Jason met at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff one morning to discuss her history as a Jock Art Nerd Scientist and the exciting adventures that lead to Huppybar.

 

LINKS:

huppybar.com
instagram.com/huppybar
facebook.com/Huppybar

raftarizona.com
grandcanyonwhitewater.com
aztrail.org

G.O. 071 – Freddy Unger

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G.O. 071 - Canyoneer Freddy Unger Finds Focus

Freddy Unger is recognized in the Southern California canyoneering community as an active leader eager to share his knowledge and offer opportunities to new participants. Prior to discovering canyoneering, he was struggling with substance abuse and watching his life erode. He credits the friendships he developed in the outdoors as a lifesaver. Freddy and Jason sat near a distracting water fountain one morning discussing the benefits of the outdoors, true friendships, maintaining sobriety, and why Freddy avoids driving.

 

LINKS:

SoCal Canyoneering FB Group

Videos:
Upper Salmon
Lower Salmon
7 Teacups Day & Night

 

G.O. 070 – Community Science

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G.O. 070 - Roundtable: Community Science

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has brought crowdsourcing into the realm of science. Their Community Science Program allows the public to contribute to research projects and become active participants in the study of nature. Three program managers—Lila Higgins, Richard Smart, and Miguel Ordeñana—met with Jason to discuss the history of the program and its positive impacts on the community and scientific research.

 

LINKS:

NHM Community Science Program:
nhm.org/nature
nhm.org/nature/blog
twitter.com/natureinla
facebook.com/natureinla
youtube.com/user/NHMLA
instagram.com/natureinla/
Wild LA Book (Available March 19th)

Get involved:
iNaturalist app
email [email protected]
Tag #natureinLA
text images to 213-663-6632

Lila Higgins:
twitter.com/lilamayhiggins
instagram.com/colilaoptera
facebook.com/lilamayhiggins

Richard Smart:
twitter.com/smartrf
instagram.com/smartrf/
inaturalist.org/people/smartrf/

Miguel Ordeñana:
instagram.com/ordenana4/

G.O. 069 – Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

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G.O. 069 - Wildlife Champion Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom was inspired by the NWF’s (National Wildlife Federation) Ranger Rick magazine as a child. Now, as the executive director of the California region of the NWF, she is inspiring others to embrace nature and wildlife—and our ability to coexist in urban spaces. She and Jason met at King Gillette Ranch to discuss her experiences in nature, how P22—the cougar living in Griffith Park—changed her perspective, and why she is leading the charge on establishing a wildlife overpass in Los Angeles.

 

LINKS:

savelacougars.org

Book: When Mountain Lions are Neighbors
P22 Documentary
Save LA Cougars VR Experience
News on Recent Cougar Kittens

bethpratt.com
Beth’s Facebook
P22’s Facebook

Certified Wildlife Habitat Program

 

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