Wild salmon give their very lives so that life itself can continue. They are the inspiration for each episode asking change-makers in this world what they are doing to save the things they love most. Join filmmaker, Mark Titus as we connect with extraordinary humans saving what they love through radical compassion and meaningful action. Visit evaswild.com for more information.
#35 - Phil Davis - Author, Salmon Activist
Phil wrote the children's book, "The Last Salmon" which has been turned into a play and is on its way to the big screen as an animated film. Phil offers a hopeful glimpse into acting locally to save the things we love.
#34 - Nanci Morris Lyon - Owner, Bear Trail Lodge
Nanci Morris Lyon is a pioneer in the fly-fishing world. She's a decades-long champion for Bristol Bay and she's a good friend to SWYL host, Mark Titus. Nanci housed and fed Mark while he was filming his documentaries The Breach and The Wild from 2012 - 2017. Nanci holds fly-fishing records and is Bristol Bay's first female to own and operate a full-blown world-class fishing lodge. In this episode Nanci talks about what it takes to persevere in the face of a decades-long conflict and what it means to her to pass the torch on to her daughter, Riley.
#33 - Tom Douglas - James Beard Award-Winning Chef
Tom Douglas is a James beard award-winning chef and restaurateur based in Seattle. If you live in the PNW, chances are you've encountered Tom at one of his restaurants, on his weekly radio show, on TV, or if you're lucky at one of his in-person Hot Stove Society cooking classes.
Tom has been an unwavering champion for the protection of Bristol Bay over the years. He's has been an Executive Producer on both Mark Titus' documentaries, The Breach and The Wild. Currently, Tom is carrying Eva's Wild Bristol Bay sockeye salmon in three of his restaurants: Lola, Carlile Room and Seatown.
#32 - Dr. Jen McIntyre - Professor of Aquatic Ecology, Washington State University
Dr. Jen McIntyre is a professor of aquatic ecology for the Washington State University’s Puyallup division. Mark and Jen break down her work with stormwater runoff and its deleterious effect on salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest. Pretty relevant with the onset of November rains here in Salmon Nation. Jen has led youth on wilderness adventures, earned a masters and her ph.D at the University of Washington and been published in dozens of major periodicals. And, she is a voice of hope. Her breakthrough research has led to identifying the exact toxic chemical in tires that are causing salmon harm. Mark and Jen talk about the work that is being done now to protect toxic runoff and the work that remains to be done.
#31 - Joel Reynolds – Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC’s principal institutional representative in the West, Joel Reynolds joined the organization as a senior attorney in 1990, after a decade with the Center for Law in the Public Interest and the Western Center on Law and Poverty, both in Los Angeles. Since 1980, he has specialized in complex law-reform litigation, arguing cases on behalf of environmental and community groups at all levels of the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also led several of NRDC’s largest campaigns: to preserve the birthing lagoon of gray whales in Baja California; to protect the California State Park at San Onofre; to reduce underwater noise pollution that threatens ocean wildlife; and, most recently, to halt the construction of the environmentally destructive Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. He has twice been selected California Attorney of the Year in the environmental category. From 1986 to 1990, Reynolds was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Law Center. Since 2012, he has served as chair of the Tejon Ranch Conservancy, one of California’s largest land trusts. His articles and editorials appear frequently in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Huffington Post, and other major media outlets. A graduate of Columbia Law School in 1978, Reynolds is based in Santa Monica.
#30 - Kel Moody - Director of Salmon Nation's Festival of What Works
Kel Moody is an architect of place. They are the director of Salmon Nation's weeklong Festival of What Works, November 2nd-7th, 2021. Mark and Kel discuss what to expect out of this special week of virtual-gathering to learn from innovators and leaders from throughout the Salmon Nation bioregion - which extends from the north slope of Alaska through Northern California. Kel is also a facilitator of cause-based business. They have shepherded new and emerging businesses through the sometimes daunting process of receiving B-Corp certification. Mostly this is a discussion about reverence for Place. Kel and Mark share their thoughts and hearts about why reverence for the wild and the places we love in nature can bring us together from the divide.
Fantastic conservation podcast!
I first heard about Mark Titus when I attended an event at the NW Film Forum that featured his film work for salmon recovery. I’ve been following and supporting Mark’s work with Eva’s Wild as much as I can since, and have thoroughly enjoyed his “Save What You Love” podcast. As the UX team lead for nonprofit Orcasound, my work to increase conservation efforts for the Southern Resident Killer Whales that call the Puget Sound region part of their home compliments Mark’s work. Salmon recovery affects an extensive marine ecosystem, which affects us humans as outdoor recreationalists and the fishing industry. Salmon recovery also affects terrestrial ecosystems that include the floral and fauna that depend on them as a food source. Mark’s work is absolutely critical to this endeavor, and I highly recommend the “Save What You Love” podcast for those who want to get involved at any level in the conservation of salmon.
Nature-focused storytelling at its best
Mark Titus is a powerful witness to why we love and depend on Nature. As a raccounter via film and podcast, he adeptly gets at the heart and soul of our connection to natural resources. He's an agile, incisive interviewer, teasing out powerful narratives from his inspiring guests. These intimate discussions reinforce why we should all save what we love.
Informative and Thoughtful
Mark Titus has done and continues to impress with the incredible guests and the dynamic information.
I am learning so much about the impact of Bristol Bay on the environment and the people who protect it.