Advocacy

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. 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

 

G.O. 067 – Mossy Earth

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G.O. 067 - Matt Davies of Mossy Earth

Mossy Earth is an organization that seeks to do more than conservation by actively rebuilding the wilderness throughout Europe. Matt Davies is a trail runner and surfer who decided to team with others to form the enterprise a year ago. He and Jason spoke over Skype about Mossy Earth’s mission to plant one million trees by 2020.


LINKS:

mossy.earth
instagram.com/mossy.earth
facebook.com/Mossy.Earth.Rewilding
instagram.com/matt_mave_davies

G.O. 059 – Matt Podolsky

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G.O. 059 - Wild Lens on Conservation With Matt Podolsky

Matt Podolsky grew up immersed in the New England outdoors, but it was an IMAX documentary he saw at an early age that changed his view of humanity’s place in nature. His career as a wildlife biologist working with California Condors led him into the realm of documentary production aimed at conservation. He co-founded Wild Lens, a non-profit committed to telling the stories of those dedicated to conservation issues worldwide. He and Jason talked over Skype about the challenges of documentary filmmaking, problems wildlife face, our place in the ecosystem of Earth, and his experiences using condors to locate human remains.


LINKS:

wildlensinc.org
scavengerhuntfilm.com

Eyes on Conservation:
eyesonconservation.com
facebook.com/EyesOnConservation

Souls of the Vermilion Sea (vaquita project):
vaquitafilm.com
facebook.com/SoulsoftheVermilionSea

G.O. 049 – Annabelle McClure & Andrea Hassler

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G.O. 049 - Annabelle & Andrea, Climbing Road Team

Annabelle McClure found herself on sketchy first ascents at a young age with her climber father. Andrea Hassler passed on a career in concert management to instead study geography and climb nonstop with her new college buddy, Annabelle. Years later, the two of them convinced the Access Fund to hire them to live out of a Jeep for 10 months traveling the U.S. doing conservation work. They met Jason in Bishop, CA and discussed big wall climbing, bailing off of El Cap, climbing conservation, daddy issues, and poop tubes.

LINKS:

The Bill on the Goosehead Aid Line

El Cap Reports:
Day 1Day 2Day 3

Lynn Hill

accessfund.org
facebook.com/ConservationTeam/
instagram.com/a_climber/
instagram.com/hasslerfree/
instagram.com/accessfund
Dirtbag Gourmet
Conservation Team
Conservation Team Facebook Group

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