51 episodes

Wilderness Podcast's mission is to spread contextual awareness surrounding wilderness issues and ideals by helping to facilitate a more in-depth appreciation through long form interviews with subject area experts. Wilderness Podcast is a conservation-based passion project.

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Wilderness Podcast's mission is to spread contextual awareness surrounding wilderness issues and ideals by helping to facilitate a more in-depth appreciation through long form interviews with subject area experts. Wilderness Podcast is a conservation-based passion project.

    Hundreds of New National Parks | Michael Kellett | Restore the North Woods | Wilderness 30x30 | Ep. 051

    Hundreds of New National Parks | Michael Kellett | Restore the North Woods | Wilderness 30x30 | Ep. 051

    In this episode, I interview Michael Kellett, Executive Director of Restore the North Woods, a non-profit environmental group working in Maine with the mission of creating a new national park near Mount Katahdin. We talk about his early years, his time spent working for The Wilderness Society on the east coast, the founding and vision of Restore, the story about the creation of the first national monument in Maine, the history and culture of New England landscapes and its working forests (i.e. logging), a vision for hundreds of new national parks across the country and how new national parks and wilderness areas should fit within the 30x30 Campaign. 
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Oregon's Wilderness Deficit | Erik Fernandez | Oregon Wild | Wilderness 30x30 | Ep. 050

    Oregon's Wilderness Deficit | Erik Fernandez | Oregon Wild | Wilderness 30x30 | Ep. 050

    Wilderness 30x30 | A Wilderness Podcast miniseries

    In this episode, I interview Erik Fernandez, Wilderness Program Manager with Oregon Wild. We talk about his position at Oregon Wild, the green fallacy that is the state of Oregon, the state’s dwindling roadless areas and high road density, Oregon’s lack of political champions for wilderness, the outsized influence extractive industries have in the state, the need for bold legislative protections to make up for lost ground, recent anti-wilderness attacks in Washington DC, all about the various ecosystems throughout the state, Erik’s thoughts about 30x30, the pros and cons of different federal land designations, both the positives and shortcomings of the newly proposed Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation, the frustrations and inaccuracies around labeling environmentalists as extremists and the wilderness proposals that Oregon Wild is working on across the state.




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    • 46 min
    Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA) | Mike Garrity | Alliance for the Wild Rockies | Wilderness 30x30 | Ep. 049

    Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA) | Mike Garrity | Alliance for the Wild Rockies | Wilderness 30x30 | Ep. 049

    Wilderness 30x30 | A Wilderness Podcast miniseries
    In this episode, I speak with Mike Garrity, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies. We talk about the history of the Alliance,  the work they are involved with, how the Alliance has sued the FS more than any other group in the country, all about the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA), protecting entire ecosystems over state-centric wilderness  bills, protecting endangered species as a means of securing future wilderness, proposed landscape restoration work under NREPA, livestock grazing buyout provisions, Native American considerations, prominent supporters of NREPA, the economic benefits of the Bill, progress in Congress, thinking big and considering seemingly inconceivable political changes in this country as a beacon of hope for the Northern Rockies and beyond.

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    • 38 min
    America's Red Rock Wilderness Act | Terri Martin | SUWA | Wilderness 30x30 | Ep. 048

    America's Red Rock Wilderness Act | Terri Martin | SUWA | Wilderness 30x30 | Ep. 048

    Wilderness 30x30 | A Wilderness Podcast miniseries

    In this episode, I speak with Terri Martin, Intermountain West Organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA). We talk about the founding of SUWA, how they have been successful in an anti-wilderness and anti-federal lands environment, local control efforts undermining the public trust, new wilderness as part of the 30x30 campaign, Native American reception to wilderness in Utah, Bears Ears as a catalyst for 30x30, America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act, the spine of the continent, the importance of landscape connectivity, climate mitigation and refugia, SUWA’s monthly podcast and the measurable impacts that activism has on making a difference on the ground
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    • 47 min
    Idaho Wilderness Stewardship | Sally Ferguson | SBFC | Ep. 047

    Idaho Wilderness Stewardship | Sally Ferguson | SBFC | Ep. 047

    In this episode, I speak with Sally Ferguson, Executive Director of the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC). We talk about her background, the mission of the SBFC, central Idaho wilderness areas, how Idahoan’s value wilderness, creating advocates by virtue of deep wilderness experiences, how SBFC works with the Forest Service, noise pollution from small engine aircraft in Idaho wilderness areas, SBFC’s trails and stewardship programs and summer volunteer opportunities in the backcountry. 
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    • 42 min
    Climate Disruption | Dahr Jamail | The End of Ice | Ep. 046

    Climate Disruption | Dahr Jamail | The End of Ice | Ep. 046

    In this episode, I interview Dahr Jamail, author of The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. We talk about Dahr’s life as an investigative journalist, his introduction to the climate crisis through his reporting, climate as the biggest story of all time, his book The End of Ice, coming to grips with our bleak climate reality, how quickly the climate is changing, having difficult conversations about climate disruption, personal rights versus obligations to the planet and future generations, transitioning from an industrial civilization to something new and creating a life of meaning through service to others and all species on Earth. 
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

trailblazer652 ,

Wow!

Not only are these conversations useful for those who use public lands, but even more important for the larger population who are unaware these issues exist and are getting worse.

Highly recommend this podcast series.

tiffy0667 ,

Compelling!

Just listened to ep 043 on Wreckreation. Some things to think about. Recommend.

pjdohertygis ,

What America Needs Right Now

Great podcast if you’re looking for thought provoking interviews. Each episode reveals a different perspective on what Wilderness in a modern world looks like... and what it could look like in the future.

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