7 episodes

Host Mike Pedersen, travels throughout North America to explore the issues that are threatening wildlife, and to meet the people spearheading initiatives to keep them on the landscape.

Faces of Wildlife Faces of Wildlife

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    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

Host Mike Pedersen, travels throughout North America to explore the issues that are threatening wildlife, and to meet the people spearheading initiatives to keep them on the landscape.

    Episode 1: Mule Deer - Urban Pest or Species at Risk?

    Episode 1: Mule Deer - Urban Pest or Species at Risk?

    Mule deer might not seem like a species at risk, especially if you live in a city with an urban deer problem, but their numbers are actually on the decline in some areas, and we’re trying to find out why. On this episode, Mike heads to the University of British Columbia’s Kelowna campus to talk to Dr. Adam Ford and Chloe Wright about the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project. There’s a lot more to mule deer than you might realize…
    To learn more about this series, please visit 1Campfire. 
    Music in this episode was provided by Isaac Balson and Elk the Moose.

    • 27 min
    Episode 2: How a Devastating Wildfire Actually Helped the Wild Sheep Population

    Episode 2: How a Devastating Wildfire Actually Helped the Wild Sheep Population

    Okanagan Mountain Park made headlines around the world when a massive wildfire ignited the Kelowna park during the summer of 2003. The 25,912 hectare fire, which was started by a lightning strike, was devastating for homeowners as 239 buildings were destroyed in its wake. 
     
    But despite its destructive effect on humans, the fire had massive benefits to flora and fauna inside the park. From the ashes came an opportunity to reintroduce wild sheep back into the area after many years of absence. Our guest, Chris Barker, was part of the team that reintroduced those sheep back into the park and he shares the story of this incredible initiative. 

    To learn more about this series, please visit 1Campfire. 
    More about MOVI can be found HERE
    If you'd like to get involved with the conservation of wild sheep, the two organizations we mentioned were The Wild Sheep Society of B.C. and the The Wild Sheep Foundation. 
    Music in this episode was provided by Isaac Balson and Elk the Moose.

    • 37 min
    Episode 3: Caribou - A Classically Canadian Species at Risk (Part 1)

    Episode 3: Caribou - A Classically Canadian Species at Risk (Part 1)

    On episode three, Mike heads east to Revelstoke, British Columbia to chat with Dr. Rob Serrouya and Brian Glaicar. In this first of two episodes dedicated to caribou, we meet Rob and Brian, cover a brief history of caribou, and look at some of the issues that are putting this iconic Canadian species at further risk of decline. 
    To learn more about this series, please visit 1Campfire. 
    Music in this episode was provided by Isaac Balson and Elk the Moose.

    • 27 min
    Episode 4: Caribou - How Can We Save These Beautiful Animals? (Part 2)

    Episode 4: Caribou - How Can We Save These Beautiful Animals? (Part 2)

    On this episode, we continue the discussion on Caribou and shift our focus to habitat management and predator management. When it comes to caribou, we only have a few options that will help recover this iconic Canadian species, and they aren’t easy to sign off on. But at some point, the government and general population will have to decide if we are committed to seeing caribou on our landscape. These difficult decisions are discussed by a guide outfitter, a scientist and a conservation expert.
    To learn more about this series, please visit 1Campfire. 
    Music in this episode was provided by Isaac Balson and Elk the Moose.

    • 23 min
    Episode 5: Funding Fish, Wildlife and Habitat

    Episode 5: Funding Fish, Wildlife and Habitat

    On this episode, Mike chats with Brian Springinotic - CEO of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation in Victoria, British Columbia.
    The HCTF exists because its major contributors (hunters, anglers, trappers, and guide-outfitters) were willing to pay for conservation work above and beyond that expected by the government for basic management of wildlife and fish resources.
    The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation acting as Trustee of the Habitat Conservation Trust.
    To learn more about the Faces of Wildlife podcast, please visit 1Campfire. 
    Music in this episode was provided by Isaac Balson and Elk the Moose.

    • 26 min
    Episode 6: Becoming a Conservationist

    Episode 6: Becoming a Conservationist

    On this final episode of Faces of Wildlife, we learn more about host Mike Pedersen's journey into conservation. This is the story of how Mike got involved in wildlife management and habitat preservation.
    Thank you for joining us for Faces of Wildlife! To learn more about this podcast series, and to find more content like this, please visit 1Campfire. 

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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Well done Mike and thank you for the opportunity to share my story

Gooder 1113 ,

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This podcast is exactly what we need right now. And fits in the space that is missing in hunting, wildlife and conservation media. A sober and gentle view of wildlife and the issues they face right now. Created by a hunter-conservationist who clearly wants what is best for the animals and their habit.

LaniMS ,

Eye opening info!!

I see a mule deer walk past my kitchen window almost daily and it brings joy to my family every single time. Something we will remember is a privilege and worth protecting on so many different levels. Can’t wait for future episodes!

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