The science, practice and humans of ecological restoration. We assist the recovery of ecosystems, which promises a brighter future for human livelihoods and health as well as a just transition in a warming world.
Recovering Lost Species with Dolly Jørgensen
Absence of species we feel belong in our lives gives rise to powerful emotions. "It’s the feeling of environmental lost-ness and the potential found-ness that motivates decisions about recovering locally extinct animals," says Dr. Dolly Jørgensen, historian of the environment and technology and an environmental humanities scholar.
Coppice & Pollard with Alex Slakie
Disrupted by enclosure of the commons and colonialism, people have had a relationship with trees via coppice and pollard for eons. My guest is Alex Slakie who grows and wild-tends willow coppices and stands of medicinal plants in the Columbia River Gorge.
Mapping Abundance with Candace Fuijikane
Candace Fujikane leads us through Kanaka Maoli cartographies via moʻolelo, oli, and mele. Through the art of kilo, observing natural laws in relationships with the akua, elemental forms, leads to abundant-mindedness, restoration and decolonial futures.
Forest Gardens with Chelsey Armstrong
Forest gardens are intimate with humans. Professor Chelsey Armstrong refer to these forests as novel ecosystems - composed of communities of species that result from human agency, ecosystem engineering and wildcrafted species from nearby regions.
Words about Weeds with Just Language
I fortuitously got mixed up with this group called Just Language. Christopher Widmaier, Danielle Bunch, Lisa Fink and Celeste Williams interrogate our language around invasive species. Join in the dialogue and effort to make our conservation language more inclusive and purge terms like “invasive” and “alien” that have racist, prejudiced and xenophobic implications. Clayton County Water Authority and Green Collar Collaborations make this project possible.
Reimagining the Elwha Restoration with Whitney Mauer
Think of this show when you are dismantling structures. After successful dam removal on the Elwha River, Whitney Mauer assesses the restoration in light of ongoing challenges of cultural revival and self-determination for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.