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    Climate Activism: Building Resiliency Through Community and Policy

    Climate Activism: Building Resiliency Through Community and Policy

    Guest: Laura Sacks, Climate Scientist and Chapter Leader with the Nelson/West Kootenay Citizens Climate Lobby


    Hosts: Kayla Tillapaugh and Camille LeBlanc


    Keywords: Climate Change, Citizens Climate Lobby, Activism, Lobbying, Policies, Campaigns, Community Engagement, Sustainability, Local Governments, Youth, Carbon Tax, Disempowerment, Empowerment, Hope, Climate Resilience, Climate Justice, Climate Action


    Topics: The Citizens Climate Lobby; Fridays for the Future and youth activism; The challenges of educating people on climate change, Lobbying to local governments; The shifting of perspectives relating to the climate crisis; Maintaining a positive outlook for the future while acknowledging the emotional toll of climate grief and learning self care; Laura’s experience hosting the Kootenay Co-op radio show “Climate of Change”. 


    Music: "Out There" by First After the Fire


    https://www.firstafterthefire.com/


    https://www.facebook.com/firstafterthefire


    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1LtSs8DMOmplIzsudyeeDI 


    Additional Resources: 


    CCL website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/CAN_Nelson_-_West_Kootenay/ 


     

    • 48 min
    Dam Curious: Fortis BC Talks Hydroelectric Influence on Kootenay Lake

    Dam Curious: Fortis BC Talks Hydroelectric Influence on Kootenay Lake

    Guests: James Baxter, Aquatics Biologist and Blair Weston, Community & Indigenous Relations Manager with Fortis BC


    Hosts: Kayla Tillapaugh and Camille LeBlanc


    Keywords: Dams, Hydroelectric, FortisBC, Due Diligence, Fish, Salmon, Flooding, Lake, Reservoir, IJC Curve,  Water Levels, Columbia River Treaty, COFAC, Kokanee, Shore-spawning Kokanee, Fish Passage, Fish Migration, Indigenous Relations, Culture, Reconciliation, Funding, Safety 


    Topics: Which dams Fortis manages in the region; How Kootenay Lake water levels are connected to the dams; Flood mitigation on Kootenay Lake; What the International Joint Commission is; Fortis' link to the Columbia River Treaty; What the  Columbia Rivers Operations Fisheries Advisory Committee is and what they do in the region; Work being done to manage for shore-spawning kokanee; Local discussions about fish passage and how Fortis fits into the discussion; How Fortis manages Indigenous relations while operating in culturally significant spaces; Fortis' Community Initiatives Funding Program; Safety around dams.


    Music: "Clean Water and a Bag of Rice" by Jay Danley


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwldROMU6k8_yRScAD5uRtg/featured


    Additional Resources: Grohman Narrows Channel Improvement Project


    https://ijc.org/sites/default/files/IKLBC%202013%20Grohman%20Narrows%20Presentation_BCHydro_20130912_1.pdf 


    file:///C:/Users/kayla/FOKLSS%20Dropbox/FOKLSS%20Team%20Folder/FOKLSS%20Program%20Manager/Resources_Research/Lakeshore%20research/Grohman_Narrows_Expansion/Grohman%20Narrows%20Update%2016122015.pdf 


     

    • 55 min
    Rewilding the System: Restoring the Yaqan Nukiy Wetlands

    Rewilding the System: Restoring the Yaqan Nukiy Wetlands

    Guest: Norm Allard, Community Planner with Lower Kootenay Band


    Host: Kayla Tillapaugh


    Keywords: Wetlands, Restoration, Yaqan Nukiy, Lower Kootenay Band, Wildlife, Conservation, Invasive Species, Ecology, Species-At-Risk, Dams, Dikes, Machinery, Fish, First Nations, Floodplain, Floodwaters, Erosion, Wildlife Habitat, Aquatic Systems, Nutrient Exchange, Freshet, Natural Resources, Indigenous Knowledge, Hunting, Gathering, Capacity Building 


    Topics: History of the Yaqan Nukiy Wetlands; the importance of this ecosystem to the Yaqan Nukiy community/people and the cultural history of its significance; the work being done to restore the wetlands; concerns, impacts; species at risk; restoration plans and priorities; details on the complex process of restoring ecosystems.


    Music: "Sliver of Sunshine" by Born on a Wednesday


    https://bornonawednesday.com/

    • 51 min
    Climate Change: Addressing Contrasting Narratives and Visualizing Local Trends

    Climate Change: Addressing Contrasting Narratives and Visualizing Local Trends

    Guest: Mel Reasoner, Climate Scientist


    Hosts: Camille LeBlanc and Kayla Tillapaugh


    Keywords: Climate, Climate Change, Global Warming, Adaptation, Mitigation, Climate Change Skeptics, Climate Science, Geology, Geologic Record, Precipitation, Temperature, Mean Temperature, Ice Age, GHGs, Carbon Dioxide, Media Influence, Climate Projections, Wildfire, Sea Level, Flooding, Recreation, Domino Effect, Tipping Point, Positive Feedback Loops, Geoengineering, Youth Empowerment, Climate Politics


    Topics: Climate change basics and common terms; scientific evidence that climate change is human caused; how to approach a climate change denier; global and local climate trends (historical and projected); adaptation and mitigation strategies; empowering youth to take action; climate action responsibility and climate politics.


    Music: "Blue Pearl of the Universe" by Earl Hamilton.


    https://earlhamilton.bandcamp.com/album/blue-pearl-ep

    • 57 min
    Wetland Conservation & Restoration: A Glimpse at the State of Wetlands in BC

    Wetland Conservation & Restoration: A Glimpse at the State of Wetlands in BC

    Guest: Neil Fletcher, Manager of Conservation Stewardship with the BC Wildlife Federation


    Host: Kayla Tillapaugh


    Keywords: Wetlands, Conservation, Restoration, Development, Threats, Appreciation, Habitat Loss, Climate Change, Regulations 


    Topics: Importance of wetlands for lake ecosystem health, types of wetlands, wetlands’ role in climate change, historical and current threats, where the province is at with wetland conservation and regulations and how people can get involved in wetland conservation.


    Music: "Fresh September Commute" by Handsome Hansel


    https://open.spotify.com/artist/3rnaGnBltBa9tNJ3LKtb2E?si=j9rQwvwgQl6lDv4q9ljclw

    • 46 min
    Nurtured by Nature: Kokanee Creek Park through the eyes of a Naturalist

    Nurtured by Nature: Kokanee Creek Park through the eyes of a Naturalist

    Guest: Joanne Siderius, Senior Naturalist with the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre


    Hosts: Camille LeBlanc and Kayla Tillapaugh


    Keywords:  Wildlife, Youth Education, Park Etiquette, Nature, Camping, Provincial Parks, Wildlife Cams, Community, Respect


    Topics: Information on the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre and programs, park etiquette, what it means to be a park naturalist, shore spawning kokanee, human wildlife interactions, and the greatest captures on park wildlife cams. 


    Music: "Fletcher Falls Reverie" by Dave Carroll


    https://davecarroll.bandcamp.com/

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