92 episodes

A podcast about the natural world. Regarding the environment, renewable resources, conservation, forestry, hunting, fishing, etc.

YourForest Matthew Kristoff

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

A podcast about the natural world. Regarding the environment, renewable resources, conservation, forestry, hunting, fishing, etc.

    #92-BioEconomy 2.0 with Darrel Fry

    #92-BioEconomy 2.0 with Darrel Fry

    Plastics in the ocean, plastics in the soil, non-renewable petrochemical products are found littered across the globe. These products are toxic to the environment and add to the already problematic human carbon footprint. What if we can make plastics from a sustainable and renewable resource? What if it could be cost-effective? What if those products could be carbon neutral, or even carbon negative? What is this miracle product? WOOD baby!! Wood PLASTICS and wood CARBON FIBER exist and are knocking on the door of opportunity.

    #91-Living with Fire with Mike Flannigan

    #91-Living with Fire with Mike Flannigan

    We have all seen the news footage of wildfires raging through our wild places, threatening homes and lives. Many of us have even been impacted by the threat of these fires or lost our homes to them. Others will have experienced the mid-afternoon blanket of smoke that blots out the sun and turns on the streetlamps. As a society, we are becoming more and more aware of wildfire as a threat. But how did we get here? Why are fires so rampant today? And how do we learn to live in this new reality? How can we learn to live with fire?

    #90-Back in the Day with Kendrick Brown and Tamara Fletcher

    #90-Back in the Day with Kendrick Brown and Tamara Fletcher

    Ever wonder what your backyard looked like 10,000 years ago? 100,000 years ago? 1,000,000 years ago? I did, so I went looking for someone with some answers. The boreal forest covers 33% of the world’s forested area making it the biggest forest in the world. Canada contains 28% of the world’s boreal forest and I wanted to learn how it came to be the way we see it today. How fast did things change? How much change was there? Learning from our past is a great way to help us understand our future. What better way to understand the rate of our changing climate than to look at how it compares to climates of the past.

    #89-An Outside Perspective with Tony Kryzanowski

    #89-An Outside Perspective with Tony Kryzanowski

    We speak to a lot of researchers and environmental professionals on this podcast. I thought maybe it was time to get a different perspective. Someone who is familiar with the goings-on but does not have a direct stake in the game, perhaps allowing for a more objective view. Tony is a journalist and has been writing about forestry, renewable energy, and sustainability for 30 years. He has some interesting thoughts and ideas that provide some great food for thought. We discussed the true sustainability of the forest industry, the deal with the softwood lumber agreement, private vs public land forestry, tree farming to fight climate change and strengthen the economy, consumerism as a tool to fight climate change, and building solar farms on abandoned oil and gas wells.

    #88-Investing In Forests with Diego Saez Gil

    #88-Investing In Forests with Diego Saez Gil

    We all understand that climate change is bad and that we should do something to stop it, but why then do we all struggle to put our money where our mouth is. People want to invest in companies that are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint, but they fear being made to look like a fool. Carbon markets used to be seen as a scam, a way for people to profit from climate change. But with new technology comes the ability for buyers to actually see what they are buying. Pachama is one company trying to make the carbon market more transparent and trustworthy. By using remote sensing and deep learning technology, Pachama is able to map forest carbon capture overtime, allowing buyers to actually see what they are paying for. The carbon market is one way we can put our money where our mouth is and invest in the fight against climate change.

    #87-A Sustainable Future with Jeremy L. Caradonna

    #87-A Sustainable Future with Jeremy L. Caradonna

    Sustainability is a buzz word in our society today. Everyone hears the word, but do we really understand the idea? Sustainability encompasses all aspects of human life, it helps us to define our success on this planet from economic prosperity, social justice, healthcare, happiness, and of course environmental integrity. Sustainability is the way forward. In his book, Sustainability-A history, Jeremy L. Caradonna describes not only the history of the sustainability movement but the benefits of, and arguments for, why it is our best hope to continue to thrive as a society deep into the future. Sustainability is in everyone’s best interest.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

MadisonZucco ,

What I’ve been looking for!

I’m an environmental studies student from Nebraska and I’ve been looking for a forestry podcast like this for a long time. The interviews are inspiring, educational, and easy to listen to. I recommend this podcast to anyone who loves ecology and wants to learn about engage with great ideas in the field.

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