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The Eyes on Conservation Podcast is a weekly interview series featuring conservations with top experts in the fields of conservation, wildlife and environmental justice.

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The Eyes on Conservation Podcast is a weekly interview series featuring conservations with top experts in the fields of conservation, wildlife and environmental justice.

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One of the good ones!

By Frog_Lady - Dec 14 2016
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Long-time listener here, keep it up! The episode on Standing Rock has been my favorite so far.

Great podcast

By Fthuuh - Aug 24 2015
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This is exactly what I was looking for! Absolutely love it

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40 Ratings
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36
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One of the good ones!

By Frog_Lady - Dec 14 2016
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Long-time listener here, keep it up! The episode on Standing Rock has been my favorite so far.

Great podcast

By Fthuuh - Aug 24 2015
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This is exactly what I was looking for! Absolutely love it

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The Eyes on Conservation Podcast is a weekly interview series featuring conservations with top experts in the fields of conservation, wildlife and environmental justice.

EOC 019: Music Inspired by the Natural World with Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer

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Episode Summary: Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer write and record music inspired by wildlife and the natural world. Their new album, Maritime was intentionally written to evoke a strong sense... Read more » The post EOC 019: Music Inspired by the Natural World with Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer appeared first on Wild Lens.

Apr 08 2015

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EOC 183: The Wolves of Denali

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Today’s guest is a filmmaker working to document the complex situation unfolding in Denali National Park surrounding the management of this area’s wolf population. Ramey Newell is the documentary filmmaker behind the new film “A Good Wolf”.

Aug 22 2019

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EOC 168: Resiliency and Opportunity in the Face of Climate Change

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On today’s episode of the show, we are taking you to Sun Valley Idaho where we’ll sit in on a panel discussion featuring the voices of both local and global innovators on the topic of resiliency, innovation and opportunity in the face of climate change. Aimee Christensen is the executive director of Sun Valley Institute for Resilience and lead’s today’s panel discussion. The theme of the discussion revolves around turning risks into opportunities and how economics, policy and natural resources fair in the face of climate change. With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently releasing their special report on the effects of a 1.5 degree global temperature increase, and the very real and very urgent implications of those findings, these discussions on mitigating and adjusting our approaches to climate change in these dire times is more timely than ever. To learn more information about Sun Valley Institute or about the Sun Valley Forum on Resilience, visit: sunvalleyinstitute.org.

Dec 19 2018

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EOC 030: Vaquita Conservation in Mexico with “Mr. Vaquita” Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho

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Episode Summary: Today on the show we’re talking with Dr. Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho who is the head of marine mammal conservation and research for the National Institute of Ecology and Climate... Read more » The post EOC 030: Vaquita Conservation in Mexico with “Mr. Vaquita” Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho appeared first on Wild Lens.

Jun 24 2015

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EOC 155: Nate Dappen: We Are the Stories that We Tell About Ourselves

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Today we are welcoming back our guest from episode 92 of the show - Nate Dappen.  Nate is a filmmaker focused on telling stories about science and conservation, and he has a new film, just released this week, called “the Passage”. The Passage is a bit of a departure from Nate’s typical storytelling style - it’s a deeply personal story focused on the importance of family and explores what it’s like for him to watch his parents age.

Jun 13 2018

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EOC 166: Fracked Politics

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When it comes to fracking regulations on the ballot, there are likely fewer places more concerned than Weld county, Colorado, where I live. Weld county has a lot invested in the outcome, because nearly 12% of its workers are somehow either directly or indirectly tied to its production. Proposition 112 made it on the ballot because for many the debate over how safe this process actually is and how dangerous the wastewater byproduct can be has not been adequately dealt with. While the fight for Proposition 112 in 2018 ended in defeat for organizers, supporters treat the loss like another major milestone in the path to victory. So what would the legislation actually do? Proposed guidelines set by Proposition 112 would create a “setback” for all new oil and gas development a minimum of 2500 feet away from any “vulnerable” area such as homes, hospitals, schools, and highly trafficked or used areas by people. This would include public open spaces, water sources, or playgrounds. Any other areas deemed vulnerable by state or local governments would be added to the list. It would not affect any new oil and gas projects on federal land, and existing projects would be exempt. However, re-entering old wells would be considered new development and would therefore be subject to the new laws. Current restrictions demand wells be 1,000 feet away from high-occupancy buildings: schools, hospitals, and the like. 500 feet away from occupied buildings like homes, and only 350 feet away from playgrounds. I followed Anne Lee Foster, ballot initiative proponent and CO Rising volunteer, from the “yes” campaign’s office to election night to find out what this means for the future of oil and gas in Colorado. Show music by the Humidors. Additional music by Gillicuddy and Scott Holmes via the Free Music Archive through Creative Commons Licensing, and 112 through Fair Use. https://corising.org/ https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoRising/

Nov 07 2018

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EOC 179: Ecology in the City

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Crima Pogge is a professor of Biology and Ecology at City College of San Francisco. In this episode, Kristin Tieche lets you be a student again, as she takes you along on her class with Crima: Ecology of the Mendocino Coast. You’ll visit a harbor seal rookery, a dune ecosystem, and a redwood forest. In 2016, San Francisco voters made City College of San Francisco free for residents, providing life-long learners an opportunity to continue their education with zero financial risk. Crima describes the civic value of the ecology classes she teaches for San Franciscans, and their accessibility to all types of learners.   Also interviewed is Kristin’s classmate Hilda Ngan, who teaches us about red abalone.   Learn more about Crima Pogge here: https://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/aboutcrima/   Learn more about City College of San Francisco here: https://www.ccsf.edu/   Closing music: Orange+Blue by Chris Collins.   Support Eyes on Conservation by become a Patron:   https://www.patreon.com/WildLensCollective

Jun 14 2019

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EOC 016: Studying the Egyptian Vulture in Ethiopia and the Middle East with Evan Buechley

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Episode Summary: Today’s episode of the podcast is a continuation of this month’s theme of vulture conservation across the globe. Our guest is PhD candidate at the University of Utah,... Read more » The post EOC 016: Studying the Egyptian Vulture in Ethiopia and the Middle East with Evan Buechley appeared first on Wild Lens.

Mar 18 2015

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EOC 014: Vulture Research and Conservation in East Africa with Corinne Kendall

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Episode Summary: Today’s episode of the show is all about vultures. Our guest is Corinne Kendall, whose doctoral research on vultures in East Africa has played a critical role in... Read more » The post EOC 014: Vulture Research and Conservation in East Africa with Corinne Kendall appeared first on Wild Lens.

Mar 04 2015

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EOC 032: Revisiting the Phantom Road – Birds and Road Noise with Jesse Barber and Heidi Ware

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Episode Summary: We’re revisiting the Phantom Road this month on the show, and I’m very excited to have Dr. Jesse Barber and Heidi Ware joining me for this discussion about... Read more » The post EOC 032: Revisiting the Phantom Road – Birds and Road Noise with Jesse Barber and Heidi Ware appeared first on Wild Lens.

Jul 08 2015

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EOC 158: The future of ocean conservation with Callum Roberts

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For her feature-length film, Sea of Life, the ever-talented Julia Barnes interviewed scientists and activists working to save the ocean and shared an interview with Callum Roberts with Eyes on Conservation. Callum is a marine conservationist, oceanographer, author and researcher based at York University. Julia spoke with Callum about human impacts on the ocean, going back through the history of fishing and looking towards the future of ocean conservation.

Jul 18 2018

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EOC 015: The Vultures of Southeast Asia with Yula Kapetanakos

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Episode Summary: We are continuing this month’s theme of vulture conservation around the world with an interview with Yula Kapetanakos. Yula’s doctoral research involved the use of a unique method for... Read more » The post EOC 015: The Vultures of Southeast Asia with Yula Kapetanakos appeared first on Wild Lens.

Mar 11 2015

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EOC 169: Livin' On a Prairie!

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Most endangered species are easy to see in peril. There simply aren’t very many of them, and we struggle to see them in the areas where they’re from. Others aren’t so clear. Take, for example, the black-tailed prairie dog. It seems like they’re everywhere, and yet, their numbers are some of the lowest they’ve every been. This isn’t just bad news for the prairie dog. It’s bad news for animals like the black footed ferret, and a whole host of other animals who either feed on prairie dogs or rely on their burrows for shelter. Meet Deanna Meyer, the Executive Director of Prairie Protection Colorado, the group working to relocate prairie dogs from certain eradication in places like the City of Castle Rock’s Promenade Shopping Mall in Colorado. While only a fraction of these animals were able to be saved by Deanna and her team, the ones that did make it to the relocation area just outside of Sedalia have no idea how lucky they are. And maybe we don't either. Find out more about Deanna and the whole team of Prairie Protection Colorado at prairieprotectioncolorado.org and prairieprotectioncolorado@gmail.com. Show music by The Humidors. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions via Creative Commons Licensing.

Dec 19 2018

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EOC 033: The Golden-cheeked Warbler with Mike Marshall

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Episode Summary: Today on the show we’re talking with Mike Marshall from the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. Mike spent five years working with the endangered Golden-cheeked warbler... Read more » The post EOC 033: The Golden-cheeked Warbler with Mike Marshall appeared first on Wild Lens.

Jul 11 2015

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EOC 029: A Kickstarter Training Session with Jamey Stegmaier

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Episode Summary: Today on the podcast we’re talking with Jamey Stegmaier, the co-founder of Stonemaier Games, a board game design company. Jamey has run kickstarter campaigns for each of the... Read more » The post EOC 029: A Kickstarter Training Session with Jamey Stegmaier appeared first on Wild Lens.

Jun 17 2015

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EOC 178: The Mind of a Youth Organizer

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Welcome to Northern Colorado. Ehret Nottingham loves Colorado. He loves the wilderness, and he wants everybody to have a piece of it. He's also one incredibly driven 18 year old. Ehret, with the help of some gifted, talented, and passionate friends organized and launched Northern Colorado's Youth Climate Strike, and offshoot of the international group, Youth Climate Strike. In this episode, Ehret walks us through Library Park where his march took place, he talks about what drives him, and shares what inspires him to take action when it comes to one of the biggest challenges facing mankind today. Show music by the Humidors with additional music by Lee Rosevere and Blue Dot Sessions. For more information check out EOC producer, Kristin Tieche's episode #176 "Youth Climate Strike!"

May 15 2019

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EOC 170: The Unsettling Link Between Violence Against Women and Climate Change

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Kristy Oriol and Paul Bancroft recently co-authored an article on the surprising and unsettling link between climate change and violence against women and their words serve as some of the earliest discussions surrounding this important topic. Oriol and Bancroft work to provide victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse with safety, advocacy, support and education services through the non-profit, the Tahoe Safe Alliance.  Learn how increasing knowledge of these connections could simultaneously work to dismantle rape culture and remedy the climate crisis.

Jan 02 2019

41mins

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EOC 018: Texas Horned Lizard Research with Rachel Granberg

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Episode Summary: In today’s episode of the podcast we’ll hear from Texas Horned Lizard expert Rachel Granberg. Rachel shares with us her vast knowledge of this fascinating little animal, and... Read more » The post EOC 018: Texas Horned Lizard Research with Rachel Granberg appeared first on Wild Lens.

Apr 01 2015

39mins

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EOC 173: Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Communities

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EOC podcast contributor Emma Tyrell interviewed representatives from indigenous communities all around the globe for this special episode of the show.  Climate change affects every community in a different way, and the variety of perspectives presented here show the scope of issues that indigenous communities are already facing.  These interviews also show the resiliency of indigenous communities, discussing how traditional knowledge can help communities adapt for the change that is coming.

Feb 20 2019

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EOC 031: A Conversation with “Bluebird Man” Al Larson

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Episode Summary: Yesterday I went out on the bluebird trail with Al. I accompanied him on a trip to the Jordan Valley bluebird trail – this trail is up in... Read more » The post EOC 031: A Conversation with “Bluebird Man” Al Larson appeared first on Wild Lens.

Jul 01 2015

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EOC 190: Eco-Fascism

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In an article dated August 7, 2019, GQ magazine defined ecofascism as “a belief that the only way to deal with climate change is through eugenics and the brutal suppression of migrants.” It’s a philosophy that has roots in the American environmental movement dating back to the 1800s, right down to the creation of our national parks system.


Let’s start off with the recent events that inspired me to produce this episode. On August 3rd 2019, a shooter in El Paso, Texas killed 20 people at a Walmart near the border with Mexico. Nineteen minutes before the first 911 call, a hate-filled, anti-immigrant manifesto appeared online, that was strangely called “An Inconvenient Truth.” In the document, the author makes his horrific case for ethnic cleansing as a solution to the climate crisis. I asked myself, could the shooter’s deadly words and actions have been inspired by the rhetoric that has been spoken, and tweeted, by the 45th President of the United States, who has verbally attacked communities of color on more than one occasion.


After the El Paso tragedy, I started reading articles that referred to the term “ecofascism.” There seemed to be more than one example of racially motivated terrorist attacks in the news, from Christchurch, New Zealand, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Poway, California. But none so directly connected to the climate crisis as the El Paso shooting, which made me deeply concerned about the ways in which humans will react when the crisis worsens. Will it bring out the best in humanity? Or the worst? I began to think more deeply about the foundations of America. Post-colonial American history seems to be filled with examples of eco-fascist ideas and acts.


The American Declaration of Independence refers to indigenous people as “Merciless Indian Savages,” and yet this is still a document that Americans celebrate every year. The principles of Manifest Destiny and Eminent Domain made way for a government led genocide. Children being separated from their parents, put in detention centers, and even killed by the American government, these practices are also not a new. From the slave trade to Indian Residential Schools, American history has already set precedents. Every single day that we wake up, we are living out our lives on stolen land. This is our history. It’s history that we shouldn’t turn away from, no matter how hard it is to look at it.


I know this is a dark subject, but it’s an important one. If we don’t look directly at our shadow selves, how will we ever heal?

Dec 04 2019

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EOC 189: The Trees Are Coming!

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Zeima Kassahun and I have been friends for a really long time - pretty much most of our lives. You wouldn't know it then, but we've somehow managed to not only stay best friends, but we've both ended up in environmental professions as adults.

Zeima works as a community planting manager for a non-profit organization in the Presidio of San Francisco called Friends of the Urban Forest or FUF. Friends of the Urban Forest has planted more than 60,000 trees, totaling almost half of the city’s street tree canopy. Their mission is to help individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco in order to improve the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff.

FUF Community Planting Manager Zeima Kassahun

About every month, FUF employees gather with a consistent group of dedicated volunteers and host planting days, where after much coordination and planning, trees are planted in previously identified sidewalk spaces. I met Zeima at one of these plantings and got to follow her around as we discussed green gentrification, the need for more diversity in environmental professions and all the intricacies of her job.

Nov 20 2019

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Long Time Listener, First Time Caller

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Have you ever been listening to the EOC podcast and thought, "My goodness, EOC is like butter in my ears"? And then a second thought quickly came across your mind, "Good grief, I need to tell them this"? Now you can! In fact, we wish you would! Let the floodgates open to breaking down the wall between all of us. Send us your thoughts to info@wildlensinc.org and we might air your voice on the show! Not sure how? No sweat. This minisode will tell you exactly how. Because, you're important, and you've got amazing ideas. Share them with the rest of the class! Because your call is very important to us.


Sounds from Freesound.org and Music by Komiku from Freemusicarchive.org all via Creative Commons Licensing.

Nov 14 2019

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EOC 188: City Grazing

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Today’s episode is all about goat grazing. Not only are goats absolutely adorable, they also reduce fire hazard, support native plant growth and soil health, and their poop is an amazing aid in carbon sequestration. Here in San Francisco, if you think you have a growing fire hazard in your backyard, an organization called City Grazing will bring a herd of goats to you, to chomp away at the invasive blackberry bushes and ivy that could fuel the fire. City Grazing’s executive director Genevieve Church speaks with producer Kristin Tieche on Mount Sutro, an open space preserve on a hillside next to University of California San Francisco (otherwise known as UCSF), where years of extreme drought have created a real fire hazard. The goats have been hired to munch away at the ground cover that could fuel a wildfire and endanger nearby residents.

Check out their website at citygrazing.org

From City Grazing’s website: “City Grazing is a San Francisco-based goat landscaping non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable land management and fire risk reduction through outreach, education, and implementation of goat grazing. An environmentally beneficial solution to weed control, we rent out goats to clear public and private land. Whether you have an acre or an overgrown backyard, our goats would be eager to eat your weeds and aid in fire prevention naturally. When they are not out on the job our herd lives on pasture in San Francisco’s Bayview district between the SF Bay Railroad and Bay Natives Nursery.”

Produced and created by Kristin Tieche. Edited by Gregory Haddock. All music used in today’s show is by Ketsa and the Free Music Archive via Creative Commons Licensing.

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Nov 06 2019

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EOC 187: Bering Sea Days

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For one week each year the tiny island of St. Paul holds its annual Bering Sea Days. It’s a celebration of the local biology and ecology, and a week of experimental learning and activities for the k-12 students on the island. Scientists from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Regional Office come to the region known as the Pribilof Islands. The program, developed by the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government and St. Paul School, opens up kids to learning about one of the most magical biological regions on Earth – their own backyard.

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Oct 23 2019

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EOC 186: House Fire

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This September, the United Nation’s annual Climate Action Summit met, and as usual, the chance to make real, lasting inter-governmental response to climate change came – and went.

In response, youth are hitting the streets, following the lead of young people like Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, and promising to strike every Friday until Green New Deal demands are met. The fury and passion are self-evident. The frustration and anger are visceral. But, as the environmental rights movement, and its most consequential form in the wave of climate change enter yet another year, the question is: can the current strikers stand long enough against the odds?

Meet and hear the NOCO Climate Strike in Fort Collins, Colorado, as they open up about their demands and plans for local government and beyond.

Music by Lee Rosevere, Yung Kartz, Kool and the Gang, Ketsa, The Fosterettes, Rob Terrell, and Buildings from www.archive.org, www.freemusicarchive.org, and www.youtube.com via Creative Commons and Fair Use Licensing.

Oct 09 2019

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EOC 185: The Green Reaper

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EOC's guest on this installation of the Eyes on Conservation podcast has not only seen the profit-driven side of death, but was able to break free of something she saw as misleading, opportunistic, and ultimately serving the needs of neither the mourners, nor the deceased. Elizabeth Fournier is the owner and Funeral Director of Cornerstone Funeral Services, an institution dedicated to reducing the unnecessary costs of funeral services, restoring monetary and economical justice to clients, the deceased, and planet Earth, by offering the greenest practices possible when laying loved ones to rest. Her paradoxically radical and refreshingly simple methods have led her closest family and friends to dub her, The Green Reaper.

Sep 25 2019

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EOC 184: Ted Howard

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Ted Howard is the chairman of the Shoshone-Paiute tribe. These tribes once freely occupied the land in the tri-state area of what is now Idaho, Nevada and Oregon, and Ted Howard, who was the cultural resources director for the tribal government before becoming the chairman, is steeped in this history.


This interview was recorded as a part of an oral history series on the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA. This series, called Dedication Point, was produced by the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership, with support from the Bureau of Land Management and the Archives of Falconry. While many of the interviews recorded for this series are focused on the very recent history of the Snake River canyon region, this interview with Ted Howard takes us back to the earliest interactions that humanity had with this landscape, and also provides crucial insight into issues over land ownership in Southwest Idaho and throughout the West.

Aug 28 2019

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EOC 183: The Wolves of Denali

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Today’s guest is a filmmaker working to document the complex situation unfolding in Denali National Park surrounding the management of this area’s wolf population. Ramey Newell is the documentary filmmaker behind the new film “A Good Wolf”.

Aug 22 2019

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EOC 182: Are Gray Whales the Canary in the Climate Coal Mine?

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Locals and tourists marvel at the yearly northward migration of the Gray Whales, which occurs every spring. But 2019 has been a year that has confused both locals and scientists. Not only did more gray whales than usual enter the highly trafficked San Francisco Bay in search of food, but 13 gray whales were found dead, washed up on our beaches or found floating in the water. Scientists and researchers are concerned about this unusual mortality event, and continue to search for not just for answers for the spike in deaths, but for solutions to protect and preserve our marine life. Though the science is currently inconclusive, climate change and melting arctic sea ice are thought to be responsible for causing inconsistencies in these mammals' primary food source.

Aug 16 2019

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EOC 181: Tree Yourself

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Can you count to 1 trillion? Sure, it sounds like an overwhelming number, but according to Plant for the Planet and the Crowther Lab, we already have 3 trillion. So 1 trillion more should be a breeze, right? Right? Sagar Aryal, global chairman for Plant for the Planet, and EOC producer, Gregory Haddock visit about what it means to plant 1 trillion trees across the globe. Please consider making a donation to EOC on our Patreon campaign at patreon.com/wildlenscollective. Your contribution makes shows like this possible.

Jul 31 2019

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EOC 180: Bright Green Lies - Exposing the True Cost of Renewable Energy with Filmmaker Julia Barnes

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Julia Barnes is the young filmmaker behind the award-winning feature documentary Sea of Life.  Julia has been working on a new film project for the past two years, and she just launched a crowdfunding campaign – which means you can become a part of this new film, called Bright Green Lies.

Jul 17 2019

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EOC 179: Ecology in the City

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Crima Pogge is a professor of Biology and Ecology at City College of San Francisco. In this episode, Kristin Tieche lets you be a student again, as she takes you along on her class with Crima: Ecology of the Mendocino Coast. You’ll visit a harbor seal rookery, a dune ecosystem, and a redwood forest. In 2016, San Francisco voters made City College of San Francisco free for residents, providing life-long learners an opportunity to continue their education with zero financial risk. Crima describes the civic value of the ecology classes she teaches for San Franciscans, and their accessibility to all types of learners.   Also interviewed is Kristin’s classmate Hilda Ngan, who teaches us about red abalone.   Learn more about Crima Pogge here: https://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/aboutcrima/   Learn more about City College of San Francisco here: https://www.ccsf.edu/   Closing music: Orange+Blue by Chris Collins.   Support Eyes on Conservation by become a Patron:   https://www.patreon.com/WildLensCollective

Jun 14 2019

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EOC 178: The Mind of a Youth Organizer

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Welcome to Northern Colorado. Ehret Nottingham loves Colorado. He loves the wilderness, and he wants everybody to have a piece of it. He's also one incredibly driven 18 year old. Ehret, with the help of some gifted, talented, and passionate friends organized and launched Northern Colorado's Youth Climate Strike, and offshoot of the international group, Youth Climate Strike. In this episode, Ehret walks us through Library Park where his march took place, he talks about what drives him, and shares what inspires him to take action when it comes to one of the biggest challenges facing mankind today. Show music by the Humidors with additional music by Lee Rosevere and Blue Dot Sessions. For more information check out EOC producer, Kristin Tieche's episode #176 "Youth Climate Strike!"

May 15 2019

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EOC 177: The Politics of Public Lands with Larry LaRocco

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Larry Larocco spent his political career working on public lands issues in the Western US.  He began his career working for Senator Frank Church and played a key role in the establishment of the River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho.  As a congressman he introduced the legislation that created the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA, an area just south of Boise, ID that is home to the highest nesting densities of birds of prey anywhere in North America.  Few political leaders have had such an outsized influence on the current makeup of our public lands system, and it was an honor to speak with Congressman Larocco about his unique political career.  This interview was recorded for an oral history project focused on the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA.  This oral history series was produced by the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership, a friends group for this NCA, working in close collaboration with the BLM, the Peregrine Fund’s Archives of Falconry, and the Wild Lens Collective.

May 01 2019

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EOC 176: Youth Climate Strike!

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Podcast producer Kristin Tieche was at the California Youth Climate Strike on March 15th, documenting this growing youth movement in support of the Green New Deal and immediate action to solve our climate crisis. To learn more check out Youth vs. Apocalypse:  http://youthvsapocalypse.org/

Apr 17 2019

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EOC 175: Climate, Conflict and Chiwetel Ejiofor!

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Today, Sarinah Simons brings you interviews from the front lines of the 2019 Film Festival. After wandering the streets of Park City, Utah and seeing more films in five days than she would in an entire year, Sarinah interviews the filmmakers and creators behind some of her favorite films seen at the festival. This included the films Anthropocene: The Human Epoch co-directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier, Honeyland co-directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. Learn what inspired the filmmakers and what motivates the meaning behind the art.

Apr 03 2019

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EOC 174: A Day in the Life at Sundance Film Festival 2019

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Kristin Tieche explores issues of accessibility at the festival and analyzes it's role in spreading awareness of social, racial and environmental justice issues. This episode features: Cassandra Begay of PANDOS https://www.pandos.org/   Maikiko James of Women in Film https://womeninfilm.org/   Poonam Basu & Esther Mira of Team Rebelution https://www.facebook.com/teamrebelutionfilms/   Tamara Kotevska & Ljubo Stefanov, directors of Honeyland https://www.facebook.com/honeyland.earth/   Juan Pablo Polanco & César Alejandro Jaimes, directors of Lapü https://www.facebook.com/lapudocumentary/   Dan Madison Savage, director of Them That Follow http://www.sundance.org/projects/them-that-follow   Gabe Dominguez, bandleader of SHAKE YOUR PEACE! https://shakeyourpeace.bandcamp.com/   Jo Cruz and Teao Sense of Audio Pharmacy https://www.audiopharmacy.com/   Ben Dupris, director of Sweetheart Dancers https://www.instagram.com/sweetheartdancers2019/

Mar 20 2019

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EOC 173: Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Communities

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EOC podcast contributor Emma Tyrell interviewed representatives from indigenous communities all around the globe for this special episode of the show.  Climate change affects every community in a different way, and the variety of perspectives presented here show the scope of issues that indigenous communities are already facing.  These interviews also show the resiliency of indigenous communities, discussing how traditional knowledge can help communities adapt for the change that is coming.

Feb 20 2019

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EOC 172: A Stolen Future

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Environmentalism and its sister message of conservation have echoed throughout the ages. The love, fascination, and sublime fear of nature have been as much a part of humankind as any book or historical document can recall. But, it doesn’t mean that we’ve always understood our duty to it, or even been able to comprehend our capacity to permanently change it. In fact, despite our affinity to the outdoors, our respect of Mother Earth has often come second to our ability to dominate it. "A Sense of Wonder" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isoJxPZH1LQ (Here, writer and actress Kaiulani Lee portrays Rachel Carson in the biographical play, “A Sense of Wonder”. The play has been touring the world for nearly a quarter of a century.)   RACHEL CARSON SILENT SPRING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC3jAQBqb38 (Taken from American Experience on PBS) 6th Great Mass Extinction https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=cmb5hn2X2ok (From video, produced of Stanford Biology Professor, Paul Ehrlich. Credit: Rob Jordan)   What is Climate Change? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/10/ipcc-report-climate-change-impacts-forests-emissions/ (From National Geographic, October, 2018)                                                                                                  Greta Thurnberg, United Nations, Poland https://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/13/you_are_stealing_our_future_greta (15 year old Greta Thurnberg addresses the United Nations on taking effective action on Climate Change) This has been a production of the Eyes on Conservation podcast, brought to you by Wild Lens. To visit the show notes for this episode and to see a whole host of amazing stories and incredible adventures, start now at www.wildlensinc.org/eoc172. Show intro and outro music by the humidors. Show music by The Humidors. Additional music from Lobo Loco provided by the Freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons licensing. For a full list of clips and show notes – head over to the website.

Jan 30 2019

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