Join David Willms, Mike McGrady, Nephi Cole, and entertaining guests each week as they use humor, storytelling, and more than 40 years of collective experience in law, science, and policy to explain important decisions affecting your outdoor experience. As the guys frequently say, "There are millions of acres of opportunity out there. They belong to you. Every day, decisions are being made that affect your land, your water, and your wildlife. You should know about them. This is Your Mountain." http://www.itsyourmountain.com/
How the 2020 Election Impacts Sportsmen and Women
The guys dive deep into the 2020 Election and analyze what it means for sportsmen and women. They discuss the Congressional Review Act, a controversial new LWCF Secretarial Order, executive branch transition, political calculus of cabinet appointments, last minute executive orders, opportunities in a new Congress, what to expect from the Biden administration, why flyover states matter, a call for listener questions, and more.
30 x 30: Achievable Conservation Goal or Black Helicopter Hoax?
Interest is growing in conserving 30% of the world's land and water by 2030. Dave and Nephi explore 30x30, including its origins, pitfalls, and opportunities. They only scratch the surface, but you'll see why it's complicated. But before that, you'll have to endure some of their 2020 elk, mule deer, and pronghorn hunting stories.
Breaking Down America's Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act
You may have heard the recent news of Congress recently passing America's Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, and how that's good for hunters/anglers. If you are wondering what the ACE Act does, this podcast is for you. Dave and Nephi break down the ACE Act to highlight everything it does for wildlife and wildlife habitat. Check it out, then thank your Senator for supporting it!
Wetland Policy and Waterfowl Hunting
Nephi shares stories from a recent waterfowl hunt in Nebraska, and Dave shares the origins of his waders. Then the guys explore a brief history of waterfowl and wetland issues in the United States, the Constitutional limits of the Clean Water Act, and the importance of states and private enterprise in protecting wetlands.
The West is Burning and it's Our Fault
Massive fires are burning across the western United States. Politicians are casting blame, and conspiracy theories are flooding the internet. In this episode, the guys take on the topic of forest management. They discuss the history of US management, different factors that are contributing to today's fires, and some (very general) suggestions to tackle the problem in the near and long-term. Also, hear their take on the decision that removed William Perry Pendley from the helm of BLM.
The Politics of Amending the Endangered Species Act
On September 22, 2020, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on the "Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2020." The bill isn't going anywhere in this Congress, but as the guys discuss, some of the ideas it contains might warrant discussion. They'll take you through the multi-year effort that led to the bill, generally explain the provisions, and debunk the hyperbolic talking points from both sides of the isle.
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The guts really dial into the issues with excellent points. They also offer balance.
Nice to see more nuanced outdoor podcasts!
As a fellow Wilderness Category podcaster, I’ve been enjoying the fellas and the show’s commentary. Too many shows aren’t nuanced and don’t wade into important public policy battles—even those that are comfortable. Keep up the work guys!
Gabriella Hoffman, host of District of Conservation
Too many inside jokes
I appreciate that the hosts all know each other and seem to interact well together. And the topics and information shared are very well thought out and relevant. But when about a third of an episode involves odd inside jokes and strange tangents, it gets difficult to listen and appreciate the depth of the topic discussed. I’d really like to keep listening to this podcast but I’ll have to move on if the dialogue doesn’t improve a little bit.