5 episodes

Exploring, enjoying, and conserving Michigan’s great outdoors. Fox and the Forest is a relaxed and varied discussion centered on the intersection of people and nature. While not focused exclusively on the work of the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, the podcast is brought to you by the Conservancy staff and their guests. As conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, the hosts and guests will cover topics that may range from deep-dive conservation issues to birding, to the latest gear for hiking, and nature photography. Each episode will also feature information about outdoor recreation project and programs, as well as environmental or conservation projects in Michigan.

Fox & the Forest Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Exploring, enjoying, and conserving Michigan’s great outdoors. Fox and the Forest is a relaxed and varied discussion centered on the intersection of people and nature. While not focused exclusively on the work of the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, the podcast is brought to you by the Conservancy staff and their guests. As conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, the hosts and guests will cover topics that may range from deep-dive conservation issues to birding, to the latest gear for hiking, and nature photography. Each episode will also feature information about outdoor recreation project and programs, as well as environmental or conservation projects in Michigan.

    Predator & Prey: a chat about Isle Royale's Moosewatch program

    Predator & Prey: a chat about Isle Royale's Moosewatch program

    You've probably heard of Isle Royale National Park. Although one of the least visited national parks, it's one of the most revisited and is one of the closer parks for those of us living in mid-Michigan. What you might not know is that Isle Royale is ground zero for the longest ongoing predator-prey study, which examines the fascinating relationship between the island's wolves and moose. Moosewatch is a citizen science effort to assist researchers with the necessary groundwork to help collect data critical to this ongoing effort. In this episode, SBLC staff members Ted Lind and Trevor Edmonds sit down with SBLC Executive Director Zak Branigan to discuss the variety of challenges and rewarding experiences offered to those that participate as Moosewatch volunteers. Sit back and enjoy!

    If you'd like to learn even more about Ted and Trevor's experience participating in Moosewatch, check out this video from the SBLC's Socially Distant Science & Adventure Series featuring footage and photos detailing the journey!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNo57LUjJAU
    Support the show (http://www.sblc-mi.org/giving.html)

    • 26 min
    Cabin fever: How does the SBLC keep busy in the winter?

    Cabin fever: How does the SBLC keep busy in the winter?

    Welcome back, Fox and the Forest listeners! Have you ever wondered how a conservation and restoration non-profit that spends A LOT of time outside stays busy during the cold winter months? In this episode, Zak, Ted, Lisa, and Trevor discuss how they keep on task at work and enjoy a variety of personal pursuits in the midst of a Michigan winter. From writing grants and hosting our annual Osprey Awards fundraiser (February 20 at Saginaw Valley State University!) to cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up with good books, the SBLC covers a lot of bases. Bundle up, grab your favorite warm beverage, and enjoy!
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    • 25 min
    Riverbend West: Restoration and discovery in our community

    Riverbend West: Restoration and discovery in our community

    Riverbend West is a vision for the restoration of critical riverfront property in our hometown ofBay City, Michigan. This complex project requires a broad coalition of foundations, volunteers, organizations, government agencies at the state and local levels, and more. Our team talks about the project and the steps required to convert a formerly contaminated property to a new, public natural area.
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    • 24 min
    Adventures and programs: Planning our season outdoors!

    Adventures and programs: Planning our season outdoors!

    In this episode, we introduce a few tweaks to improve production quality, organize things a little better, identify an SBLC supporting organization, and begin our new segment about the special places of our watershed. The main topic for today's episode is the planning of our annual programming calendar! We discuss campouts, nature photography workshops, volunteerism, orienteering, and nature-based crafts.

    This episode brought to you by SBLC sponsor Weinlander Fitzhugh https://www.wf-cpas.com/
    Bay City State Park https://www.michigan.org/property/bay-city-state-park
    Gates Lodge https://gateslodge.com/
    Sand Point Nature Preserve http://www.sblc-mi.org/sand-point-nature-preserve.html
    Wah Sash Kah Moqua Nature Preserve http://www.sblc-mi.org/wah-sash-kah-moqua-nature-preserve.html
    Little Forks Outfitters https://littleforks.com/


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    • 41 min
    Getting to know you!

    Getting to know you!

    We felt it was time to put up or shut up, so this very rough first draft is our first ever podcast episode! We will certainly be more structured and refined as we go, but so far so good in terms of learning the gear and software. 

    We explore current projects, recent adventures, and play a little game with Ted and Trevor as they prepare for a certification exam. 

    Fox and the Forest is brought to you by the staff, friends, and supporters of the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy. 

    Music is "Room with a view" by Jahzzar from the Free Music Archive. 
    Support the show (http://www.sblc-mi.org/giving.html)

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

AZ Sky Islander ,

Perfect podcast for a morning commute!

As a past resident of mid-Michigan, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the work of the SBLC while commuting from Tucson to Patagonia, Arizona. Keep up the good work you’re doing in the Saginaw Basin! I’m looking forward to future episodes.

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