11 episodes

The wild heart of North America - the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - is home to vast landscapes, roaring rivers, and iconic wildlife, and diverse communities. What kind of threats face this remarkable place, and how can we ensure its protection? Join us to hear the stories of those who love this wild ecosystem. Presented by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, an organization dedicated to working with people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: https://greateryellowstone.org/

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The wild heart of North America - the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - is home to vast landscapes, roaring rivers, and iconic wildlife, and diverse communities. What kind of threats face this remarkable place, and how can we ensure its protection? Join us to hear the stories of those who love this wild ecosystem. Presented by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, an organization dedicated to working with people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: https://greateryellowstone.org/

    10 | Where the Buffalo Roam

    10 | Where the Buffalo Roam

    Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam. This 19th-century poem line turned western song lyric evokes days past when wild bison covered wide open spaces across North America. But these days, the only place wild American plains bison can be witnessed in large, free-roaming herds is within Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone bison are the descendants of just two dozen animals who found refuge in Yellowstone's high interior during the mass extermination of bison that took place in the late 1800s at the hands of European settlers and the American military. Today, nearly 6,000 bison roam Yellowstone, but you may be surprised to learn that unlike other wild animals that are free to move in and out of the park, bison are largely confined to Yellowstone.
    In Episode 10, we’ll sit down with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s own senior wildlife conservation associate, Shana Drimal. Shana is a wildlife biologist by training who spends her days working to restore bison to the American west and make it easier for people and bison to coexist. We’ll discuss why she thinks bison are the coolest, hear a remarkable story about a mother bison devoted to her calf, and learn about some of the challenges we face in trying to restore bison to their ancestral habitat beyond Yellowstone National Park itself. 
    So, get ready to learn a whole lot about North America’s largest land mammal, the bison.
    Voices of Greater Yellowstone was created by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a conservation nonprofit dedicated to working with people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
    The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the land of 49+ Indigenous Tribes who maintain current and ancestral connections to the lands, waters, wildlife, plants, and more.

    > Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

    > Join our bison advocate list or email Shana at sdrimal@greateryellowstone.org

    > Learn more about GYC's bison work

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    > Support the podcast and give a gift to GYC

    Podcast Artwork > Rachel Dunlap Art

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    • 52 min
    09 | Yellowstone's Resilient Cougars

    09 | Yellowstone's Resilient Cougars

    Panther, painter, mountain screamer. Catamount, ghost cat, puma. These are just a few of the regional and colloquial names for an elusive carnivore that stalks the wilds of Greater Yellowstone. It’s an animal many folks go their whole lives sharing habitat with without seeing even once in the wild.  Here in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, it is more commonly known as the mountain lion or cougar.  
    In Episode 09, we are sitting down with Daniel Stahler of Yellowstone National Park. Dan is a wildlife biologist who has been working in the park for 25 years, and—among many other things—serves as project leader of the Yellowstone Cougar Project.  
    We discuss everything from how to confidently identify mountain lions, to how they quietly reintroduced themselves to Yellowstone after being nearly hunted out of existence in the early 20th century, to how the Yellowstone Cougar Project keeps tabs on the park’s few dozen cats today.  And of course, Dan shares some memorable stories from his time in the field working hands-on with these magnificent animals and their mega cute offspring. 
    So, grab your housecat and curl up with us for episode nine of the Voices of Greater Yellowstone podcast: Yellowstone’s Resilient Cougars.
     
    Voices of Greater Yellowstone was created by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a conservation nonprofit dedicated to working with people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
    The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the land of 49+ Indigenous Tribes who maintain current and ancestral connections to the lands, waters, wildlife, plants, and more.

    > Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

    > Sign-up for our podcast supporter email list

    > Tell us which is cutest: cougar kittens, wolf pups, or grizzly bear cubs

    > Cougar facts!

    > Yellowstone Cougar Project

    > Support the podcast and give a gift to GYC

    Podcast Artwork > Rachel Dunlap Art

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    Redwood Trail by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    08 | The Bold Art of Yellowstone

    08 | The Bold Art of Yellowstone

    As Aristotle once said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” It is no secret that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem inspires countless artists using every medium imaginable to create masterpieces depicting what this landscape means to them. 
    In Episode 08, we sit down with artist DG House in her studio in Bozeman, Montana. DG is a contemporary Indigenous painter and photographer who is best known for her boldly colored and beautifully rendered paintings of iconic Yellowstone wildlife. She is an artist-in-residence within both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

    In the colorful front room of her studio, surrounded by house plants and stacks of books, we discussed the role of art in our ecosystem, artists as conduits for bringing the natural world to others, and learn how ice hockey played a role in how her name came to be.

    Voices of Greater Yellowstone was created by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a conservation nonprofit dedicated to working with people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
    The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the land of 49+ Indigenous Tribes who maintain current and ancestral connections to the lands, waters, wildlife, plants, and more.

    > Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

    > Sign-up for our podcast supporter email list

    > DG House’s Website

    > Support the podcast and give a gift to GYC

    Podcast Artwork > Rachel Dunlap Art

    Music >
    Redwood Trail by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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    • 53 min
    07 | Tribal Rights and Yellowstone's 150th Anniversary

    07 | Tribal Rights and Yellowstone's 150th Anniversary

    March 1, 2022 marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of Yellowstone National Park. This important milestone is reason to celebrate this special place, but also reflect on its history and envision a more inclusive future. Despite myths about Yellowstone being an untouched, uninhabited land before the Yellowstone Park Protection Act was signed in 1872, the lands that became the world’s first national park were inhabited by or important to many Indigenous peoples. Today, dozens of Tribes can still draw ancestral connections to the park.
    In this episode, we sit down with Wes Martel, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s Senior Wind River Conservation Associate. Wes leads GYC’s work to protect and restore Indigenous conservation priorities that honor cultural landscapes, Tribal rights, and ways of life. We’ll discuss his work, some of his favorite moments from the recent virtual gathering, and hear a few personal stories about what has shaped Wes’ storied career in championing both conservation and Tribal sovereignty.

    Voices of Greater Yellowstone was created by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a conservation nonprofit dedicated to working with people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
    The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the land of 49+ Indigenous Tribes who maintain current and ancestral connections to the lands, waters, wildlife, plants, and more.

    > Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

    > Sign-up for our podcast supporter email list

    > Read more  about or watch the virtual Wind River Inter-Tribal Gathering

    > Learn about the in-person Wind River Inter-Tribal Gathering this June

    > Greater Yellowstone Tribal Map

    Podcast Artwork > Rachel Dunlap Art

    Music >
    Redwood Trail by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
    Support the show

    • 57 min
    06 | Elk in Paradise

    06 | Elk in Paradise

    Elk in Paradise: it doesn’t get more idyllic than that. In Montana’s appropriately named Paradise Valley, an enormous amount of elk congregate to forage, rest, and find safety in numbers. Many travel straight over from Yellowstone National Park, which sits at the southern end of Paradise Valley. 
    However, elk encounter numerous barriers within Paradise Valley. The road to Yellowstone National Park stretches through the valley and is a site for elk-vehicle collisions. Fences crisscross the landscape and make it difficult to elk to move uninhibited. Ranchers are wary of elk for their possible transmission of brucellosis, a disease harmful to cattle, to their own herds. So, what can we do to better coexist with elk in Paradise Valley?

    In Episode 06, we’ll chat with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s Volgenau Foundation Wildlife Program Associate Blakeley Adkins. Blakeley focuses on wildlife issues in Paradise Valley and works with agencies, individuals, NGOs, and more to find creative solutions for reducing wildlife conflict. We’ll discuss why Paradise Valley is such a remarkable landscape and what innovative projects GYC is working on to keep elk and humans safe.

    To Blakeley, doing this work is just another day in paradise. Thanks for tuning in!

    Voices of Greater Yellowstone was created by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a conservation nonprofit dedicated to working with people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
    The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the land of 49+ Indigenous Tribes who maintain current and ancestral connections to the lands, waters, wildlife, plants, and more.

    > Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

    > Sign-up for our podcast supporter email list

    > Give to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition

    > Follow GYC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

    > Yellowstone Safe Passages

    > Elk Occupancy Agreement

    Podcast Artwork > Rachel Dunlap Art

    Music >
    Redwood Trail by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
    Support the show (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E3169&id=15)

    • 35 min
    05 | Yellowstone Rocks! Geology and Volcanology

    05 | Yellowstone Rocks! Geology and Volcanology

    Towering geysers. Colorful hot springs. Gurgling mudpots. Steamy fumaroles. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the greatest destinations on earth for observing hydrothermal features. So, what makes it such a geological hotspot?

    In Episode 05, we'll chat with geologist and volcanologist Dr. Lisa Morgan, a scientist emeritus with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Lisa has studied the geological activity in Yellowstone National Park for decades and notably completed the most detailed mapping of the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. We ask her what makes the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem so geologically unique, how hydrothermal features are formed, and just how worried should we be about that "supervolcano" erupting.

    So tune in and learn why Yellowstone "rocks!"

    Voices of Greater Yellowstone was created by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a conservation nonprofit dedicated to working with people to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
    The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the land of 49+ Indigenous Tribes who maintain current and ancestral connections to the lands, waters, wildlife, plants, and more.

    > Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get podcasts.

    > Sign-up for our podcast supporter email list: https://bit.ly/3hHSCIM

    > Give to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition: https://bit.ly/3piYQmk

    > Follow GYC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

    Podcast Artwork > Rachel Dunlap Art

    Music >
    Redwood Trail by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
    Support the show (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E3169&id=15)

    • 1 hr 1 min

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This is a wonderfully informative, relevant, and thematically comedic podcast! It’s thoughtfully curated, skillfully hosted, and has smart and authentic guest speakers. Through the ‘fireside chat-like’ storytelling, you’ll not only hear unique wilderness experiences that transport you to the GYE, you’ll also learn fun facts like 75% of terrestrial animals live within a quarter mile of water or grizzlies proclivity for moths of all things. An easy, interesting listen!

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