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 6: Becoming a Conservationist
On this final episode of Faces of Wildlife, we learn more about how host, Mike Pedersen, got involved in wildlife and habitat conservation.
Episode 5: Funding Fish, Wildlife and Habitat
On this episode, Mike travels to Victoria, British Columbia to speak with Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation CEO, Brain Springinotic.
HCTF came into existence because its major contributors (hunters, anglers, trappers, and guide-outfitters) were willing to pay for conservation work above and beyond that expected by government for basic management of wildlife and fish resources.
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.
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.
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…
Prologue: The Faces of Wildlife
Welcome to our Faces of Wildlife Prologue. This is your taster of the show and we recommend starting here. In season one, host, Mike Pedersen, begins his journey in his home province, and Canada's most westerly outpost, British Columbia, exploring the issues impacting wildlife and the key players looking to help keep them on the landscape.
Well done Mike and thank you for the opportunity to share my story
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.
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!