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The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast explores the biggest conservation issues and most interesting conservationists and programs throughout the country, from national programs to statewide conservation efforts and current issues driving the conversation within the hunting, fishing, and conservation community.

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    • Wilderness
    • 4.7, 14 Ratings

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast explores the biggest conservation issues and most interesting conservationists and programs throughout the country, from national programs to statewide conservation efforts and current issues driving the conversation within the hunting, fishing, and conservation community.

    Buffalo Restoration on the Wind River Reservation with Jason Baldes

    Buffalo Restoration on the Wind River Reservation with Jason Baldes

    Jason Baldes, an Eastern Shoshone tribal member and the National Wildlife Federation's tribal buffalo coordinator, joins the National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast to discuss buffalo restoration (or bison, if you prefer) on the Wind River Reservation, the historical and cultural importance of buffalo to the Eastern Shoshone, how his dad led efforts to restore pronghorn to the reservation, how the Eastern Shoshone set game regulations, pack horses for hunting, and much more. This is an episode you won't want to miss!
    Music provided by National Park Radio
    Resources: 
    National Wildlife Federation Unites Tribes to Bring New Bison to the Wind River Reservation
    National Wildlife Federation Tribal Buffalo Restoration
    Film: Boy-zshan Bi-den (Buffalo Return)
    National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Shane Mahoney on Climate Change

    Shane Mahoney on Climate Change

    Renowned conservationist Shane Mahoney, founder of Conservation Visions and the Wild Harvest Initiative, joins the National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast and co-hosts Drew YoungeDyke and Aaron Kindle to discuss the impact of climate change on hunting, fishing, and the wild harvest of game, fish, and forage, as well as the critical role that hunters and anglers can play in addressing it. 
    Resources: 
    Conservation Visions: https://www.conservationvisions.com/
    Wild Harvest Initiative: https://www.conservationvisions.com/wild-harvest-initiative
    NWF's Natural Climate Solutions Policy Platform: https://www.nwf.org/naturalsolutions
    National Wildlife Federation Outdoors: www.nwf.org/outdoors
    Support from:
    Rep Your Water: www.repyourwater.com
    National Park Radio: www.nationalparkradio.com (Music)
     
     

    • 59 min
    The Great American Outdoors Act, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and You

    The Great American Outdoors Act, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and You

    The Great American Outdoors Act is on the cusp of passage in the U.S. Senate and has been introduced in the U.S. House. Hailed as the biggest conservation bill in a generation, the Great American Outdoors Act will permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address the maintenance backlog at National Parks and other federal public lands, putting people back to work. Co-hosts Drew YoungeDyke and Aaron Kindle discuss what's in the Great American Outdoors Act, how the Land and Water Conservation Fund has personally affected their lives and probably yours, too, and how you can make a difference right now to help it pass.
    The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Rep Your Water with intro music by National Park Radio. 
    Resources: 
    Tell Congress to support the Great American Outdoors Act and fully fund LWCF!
    Map of LWCF Projects by State (LWCF Coalition)
    Blog: Fishing for Responsible Recreation and Public Access
    Press Release: Great American Outdoors Act will spur economic recovery
    National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
    Rep Your Water
    National Park Radio

    • 30 min
    Muley Fanatics with Josh Corsey

    Muley Fanatics with Josh Corsey

    In this episode, Josh Corsey of the Muley Fanatic Foundation joins co-hosts Drew YoungeDyke and Aaron Kindle to talk about mule deer conservation, his organization, mule deer migration routes, how they're affected by oil and gas development, and the Bureau of Land Management's resource management plan for the Rock Springs Field Office in Wyoming. They also discuss the National Wildlife Federation's new report, "Unchecked Energy Development and the Future of Hunting Across the West." The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Rep Your Water and their 3% for Conservation commitment. Intro music provided by National Park Radio. 
    Resources: 
    Muley Fanatic Foundation: www.muleyfanatic.org 
    NWF Report: https://www.nwf.org/-/media/Documents/PDFs/Press-Releases/2020/04-21-20-Unchecked-Energy-Development-Report
    Public News Service: BLM's Blanket Oil-Gas Leasing Puts Wyoming Hunting at Risk: https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-04-27/endangered-species-and-wildlife/blms-blanket-oil-gas-leasing-puts-wy-hunting-at-risk/a70011-1?fbclid=IwAR36_RymZlBeVzxafWsdxm5y3qE2t348S4FbVsEV0fnNnKaY_ThewklYJwc
    National Wildlife Federation Outdoors: www.nwf.org/outdoors 
    Rep Your Water: www.repyourwater.com 
    National Park Radio: www.nationalparkradio.com 

    • 49 min
    Conservation Funding and COVID-19 with 2% for Conservation

    Conservation Funding and COVID-19 with 2% for Conservation

    In this episode we talk with Jared Frasier, executive director of 2% for Conservation. He explains how 2% for Conservation certifies businesses which contribute at least 1% of their time and 1% of their profit to conservation, how he became involved with it, how conservation funding is being affected by COVID-19 and the cancelled events which generate significant funding for conservation organizations, and how conservationists can help out through efforts like #tinesandtrash and #helptheevents. 
    The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Rep Your Water and their 3% for Conservation commitment. Intro music is provided by National Park Radio. 
    Additional Resources: 
    2% for Conservation: www.fishandwildlife.org
    First Lite: www.firstlite.com
    Hunt To Eat: www.hunttoeat.com
    Rep Your Water: www.repyourwater.com
    National Park Radio: www.nationalparkradio.com 
    National Wildlife Federation Outdoors: www.nwf.org/outdoors 

    • 57 min
    Wild Game and Nonlead Hunting with Michael Cravens of the Arizona Wildlife Federation

    Wild Game and Nonlead Hunting with Michael Cravens of the Arizona Wildlife Federation

    In this episode, we get to know Michael Cravens, the new Advocacy and Communications Coordinator for the Arizona Wildlife Federation. Michael is an avid hunter, angler, naturalist, and wild game cook who is also a brand ambassador for Hunt To Eat. We discuss his background in conservation, the bipartisan conservation approach of the Arizona Wildlife Federation, his return to hunting as an adult and the ridiculously successful hunting season he had last year, his approach to wild game that won the past two Wild Game Cookoffs at the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Annual Rendezvous, how he's adapting to working from home to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic and how conservation organizations are still working for wildlife, and hunting with nonlead ammunition. We apologize for the tinny sound of this recording: The National Wildlife Federation is working from home, too, and this episode was recorded through Zoom in our host Drew YoungeDyke's garage. The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Rep Your Water and their 3% for Conservation commitment. Intro music provided by National Park Radio. 
    Additional Resources: 
    Arizona Wildlife Federation
    Hunt To Eat
    Rep Your Water
    National Park Radio

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Kevin Vistisen ,

Great Podcast

This is a great listen. Valuable information on topics that truly matter. Greatly appreciate the time and energy put into this podcast! I’d recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors!

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