79 episodes

A weekly podcast about public lands and waterways, mainly in the United States and North America, covering current developments and featuring the insights of rangers, scientists, and others working at our public land sites.

Public Lands Podcast Mark Pedelty

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8, 8 Ratings

A weekly podcast about public lands and waterways, mainly in the United States and North America, covering current developments and featuring the insights of rangers, scientists, and others working at our public land sites.

    May 18, 2020

    May 18, 2020

    Caroline Arkesteyn brings us a report on the privatization of public lands, featuring an interview with Land Tawney, CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Tawney has been leading an innovative and effective movement to stop the transfer of public lands into private hands.

    • 20 min
    May 11, 2020: Hawaii's Endangered Species Crisis

    May 11, 2020: Hawaii's Endangered Species Crisis

    Sophia Lahmers interviews Nancy Cook Lauer, an environmental journalist working in Hawaii who has extensively covered the many threats to island wildlife, from invasive species to over-development. The rapidly accelerating extinction that marks this era as the "Anthropocene" is particularly apparent in the islands, where a number of native species hang at the brink of extinction.

    • 11 min
    May 2, 2020: Point Reyes National Seashore & Industrialized Dairy Ranching

    May 2, 2020: Point Reyes National Seashore & Industrialized Dairy Ranching

    Bruce Stevens interviews veteran environmental attorney, Jim Coda, who discusses the impact of industrialized dairy farming on the Point Reyes National Seashore. Coda explains alternative management policies that would foster greater biodiversity and restore the ecosystem.

    • 20 min
    April 27, 2020: Fighting a Chemical Plant Permit in St. James Parish, Louisiana

    April 27, 2020: Fighting a Chemical Plant Permit in St. James Parish, Louisiana

    Lauren Anderson interviews Clyde Cooper, Council Member of St. James Parish. They discuss the history of the area, a region that is often referred to as "Cancer Alley" thanks to corporate and governmental treatment of the community as an industrial "sacrifice zone." Cooper discusses opposition to permits for new, pollution-producing plants in the Parish.

    • 15 min
    April 19, 2020: Environmental Justice in Virginia

    April 19, 2020: Environmental Justice in Virginia

    Cassie Hagen brings us a story about efforts in the Union Hill neighborhood of Richmond, VA, to promote equitable and sustainable energy in the region. The community has been combatting plans by Duke and Dominion Energy to build a Compressor Station in Union Hill, part of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Cassie interviews Harrison Wallace, Virginia Director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

    • 11 min
    April 13, 2020: Seneca Lake Conservation

    April 13, 2020: Seneca Lake Conservation

    Brian Grabowski interviews Janet VanDine of the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association about the organization's efforts to help steward Seneca Lake and deal with broader environmental threats and policy matters involving the Finger Lakes ecosystem.

    • 15 min

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