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News, interviews, and history with newsmakers and environmental advocates, focused on parks and public lands across the American West. Formerly known as Go West, Young Podcast.

The Landscape Center for Western Priorities

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    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

News, interviews, and history with newsmakers and environmental advocates, focused on parks and public lands across the American West. Formerly known as Go West, Young Podcast.

    Behind the scenes of the Bears Ears draft management plan

    Behind the scenes of the Bears Ears draft management plan

    Aaron and Kate are joined by Davina Smith, who represents the Navajo Nation on the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, and Lauren Henson, who is the Collaborative Management and Tribal Support Specialist for the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, to talk about the Bears Ears draft monument management plan, which came out in March. We talk about how the draft plan came together and how to get involved.

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    News



    * Biden Expands Two National Monuments in California – New York Times

    * Submit a public comment through the Coalition website – Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

    * Submit a comment through the BLM – Bureau of Land Management

    * Bears Ears draft management plan public hearings – Bureau of Land Management

    * Democrats seek probe of foreign mining on public lands – E&E News



    Credits

    Hosts: Kate Groetzinger & Aaron Weiss 

    Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org

    Music: Purple Planet

    Featured image: brucerinehart/Wikimedia Commons

    • 25 min
    Why April was a huge month for public lands

    Why April was a huge month for public lands

    Kate and Aaron are joined by the Wilderness Society’s Michael Carroll and Justin Meuse to talk through a handful of federal regulations, or rules, that were finalized in late March and April. These rules touch on everything from methane waste on public lands to ecosystem restoration to caribou herds in Alaska. Some of these rules are already in effect, and some will take effect soon. Together, they are a framework for more responsible and climate-friendly public land management.

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    News



    * 5 Early Takeaways From the Biden Administration’s Conservation Atlas – Center for American Progress

    * The U.S. just changed how it manages a tenth of its land – Washington Post

    * Biden hikes cost of drilling on federal lands as Trump courts oil donors – Washington Post

    * Biden administration takes stride on public lands renewable energy with final rule – The Wilderness Society

    * Biden limits oil drilling across 13 million acres of Alaskan Arctic – Washington Post

    * BLM announces final methane waste rule – New Mexico Political Report

    * More solar on public lands? Digging into BLM’s plan – The Landscape

    * BLM proposes stronger greater sage-grouse conservation plans – Bureau of Land Management



    Credits

    Hosts: Kate Groetzinger & Aaron Weiss 

    Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org

    Music: Purple Planet

    Featured image: BLM/Flickr

    • 38 min
    Swimming upstream with Trout Unlimited

    Swimming upstream with Trout Unlimited

    Kate and Aaron are joined by Trout Unlimited CEO Chris Wood, who has been with TU for twenty years, following a career as chief policy director at the U.S. Forest Service during the Clinton administration. Chris talks about how an influx of federal funding for ecosystem restoration is supercharging the group’s work reconnecting streams and rivers, as well as how his group is engaging in legislative mining reform.

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    News



    * Biden administration bars drilling in Colorado’s Thompson Divide landscape – The Hill

    * Feds announce final renewable energy rule for public lands – NM Political Report

    * Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on federal lands under new Biden administration rule – Associated Press

    * U.S. clamps down on oil and gas firms releasing potent greenhouse gas – Washington Post



    Credits

    Hosts: Kate Groetzinger & Aaron Weiss 

    Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org

    Music: Purple Planet

    Featured image: Salmon using a fish ladder; Wikimedia Commons

     

    • 48 min
    Talking public lands extremism with Betsy Gaines Quammen

    Talking public lands extremism with Betsy Gaines Quammen

    Kate and Aaron are joined by author Betsy Gaines Quammen to talk about public lands and extremism. Betsy has written two books about extremism in the West. Her first, American Zion, looks at the connection between Mormonism and extremism. Her second book, True West, which came out last year, digs into the myths that define the West.

    News



    * Interior rule aims to crack down on methane leaks from oil, gas drilling on public lands – Associated Press

    * Proposed Chuckwalla National Monument video – Center for Western Priorities

    * California tribe that lost 90% of land during Gold Rush to get site to serve as gateway to redwoods – Associated Press



    Credits

    Hosts: Kate Groetzinger & Aaron Weiss 

    Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org

    Music: Purple Planet

    Featured image: USFWS/Flickr

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Will lithium mining dry up the West?

    Will lithium mining dry up the West?

    Kate and Aaron are joined by three members of the reporting team behind, Lithium Liabilities, a groundbreaking investigation into how lithium mining could affect the West’s water supply. Emma Peterson, Morgan Casey, and Lauren Mucciolo are part of a large team of editors, photographers, and reporters who worked on the investigation at the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

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    News



    * Feds publish “unprecedented” Bears Ears plan – Land Desk

    * Lithium Liabilities – Cronkite News

    * Comment on Bears Ears draft management plan – Bureau of Land Management

    * Shutting off Arizona’s spigot to Saudi Arabian cows and political bull – Arizona Republic



    Credits

    Hosts: Kate Groetzinger & Aaron Weiss 

    Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org

    Music: Purple Planet

    Featured image: Doc Searls/Flickr

    • 47 min
    What Western voters want in 2024

    What Western voters want in 2024

    Kate and Aaron are joined by pollsters Lori Weigel and Dave Metz to discuss the 14th Annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West poll. The poll surveys voters in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Colorado on their environmental views. This year, it found support for conservation of nature is higher than ever.

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    News



    * Wyoming Legislature’s two chambers OK ‘Kelly Parcel’ sale to feds for $100M – WyoFile

    * Bipartisan conservation poll shows increasing concern over environmental issues in Western States – CPR News

    * Feds Deny Dam Permits on Tribal Lands – Grand Canyon Trust



    Credits

    Hosts: Kate Groetzinger & Aaron Weiss 

    Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org

    Music: Purple Planet

    Featured image: BLM/Flickr

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

ltahoma ,

Informative, aware conservation podcast

The Landscape is an intelligent, to-the-point source for staying abreast of conservation issues and environmental threats in the American West. Aaron and Kate do an excellent job bringing attention to the most critical topics, and distilling complex legal and regulatory issues into understandable concepts.

Ho 2 da Gro ,

The best Podcast on contemporary public lands issues.

This Podcast is great for anyone wanting to follow and learn about contemporary public lands issues - about conservation, policy, management, and politics. The interviewers know their stuff and the guests are generally first rate experts. Give it a try - you’ll wind up listening every week. Keep up the great work! HG

paperlabelraftingaxe ,

Really great show.

I just listened to the interview with John Leshy and felt compelled to leave a rating. This is the intelligent, insightful, and fun content that really helps us move forward. Thanks for all your work.

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