EcoNews Report Archive - 2016
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December 29, 2016 - Pete Nichols of Waterkeeper Alliance interviews Dan Estrin, General Counsel and Legal Director of Waterkeeper Alliance on Standing Rock and Environmental Policy in a Trump Administration.
December 15, 2016 - Humboldt Baykeeper Director Jennifer Kalt interviews Humboldt Bay Harbor Commissioner Mike Wilson about the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District's efforts to protect the bay and promote sustainable economic development over the past 10 years, as he gets ready to step into his newly-elected position as Humboldt County Supervisor.
December 8, 2016 - Tom Wheeler interviews Pete Nichols, Dave Feral and Willard Carlson about the protests at Standing Rock and recent Army Corp decision rescinding permit approval with three local water activists on the ground in North Dakota.
December 1, 2016 - Scott Greacen interviews David Keller, Bay Area Director of Friends of the Eel River, about changing flow regimes in the Russian and Eel River watersheds to better protect threatened salmon and steelhead.
November 17, 2016 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Tom Wheeler of EPIC and Mark Lovelace, Humboldt County Supervisor, about the outcome of the presidential election and its expected undermining of environment protections.
October 20, 2016 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Whelan Gilkerson, Senior Biologist with Merkel & Associates, about eelgrass ecology, conservation, and the development of a regional eelgrass management plan for Humboldt Bay.
October 13, 2016 - Scott Greacen interviews Larry Glass about cannabis legalization and regulations and the impacts on watersheds and wildlife in Humboldt and Trinity Counties, and statewide with Prop 64.
September 15, 2016 - Pete Nichols interviews John Wathen and Tonya Bonitatibus about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the historic coming together of over 280 tribes to protest the pipeline in Standing Rock.
August 4, 2016 - Scott Greacen interviews Konrad Fisher of Klamath Riberkeeper about efforts to protect and restore Klamath River water quality and quantity to protect slamonid fisheries, progress toward dam removal, and enforcement efforts.
June 16, 2016 - Sydney Stewart interviews Maureen McGarry, director of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), about the new Adopt-a-Block program. Also interviews Cassie Pinnel, Executive Director of the Mattole Restoration Council.
May 19, 2016 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Hank Seemann, Deputy Director of Humboldt Co. Public Works, and Natalie Arroyo, Board Vice-President of the Humboldt Trails Council, about the upcoming Trails Summit June 4.
May 12, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang plays recordings of ocean advocates at the Golden State Waters Conference in San Francisco and interviews Larry Glass, board president for the NEC, about the NEC, wilderness and public lands.
April 21, 2016 - Jennifer Kalt, Dan Ehresman (Northcoast Regional Land Trust) and Yana Valachovic (Forest Advisor from U.C. Cooperative Extension) discuss oak woodlands' restoration and pending legislation to make it easier for small landowners to remove invading conifers.
April 7, 2016 - Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River interviews Dan Barton for more discussion about the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the discontent that contributed to the recent militant occupation.
March 31, 2016 - Tom Wheeler of EPIC interviews Craig Tucker (Natural Resources Advocate for the Karuk Tribe) and Leaf Hillman (Director of the Karuk Department of Natural Resources) about the Westside Fire Recovery Project and the Karuk's issues with federal mismanagement of their aboriginal lands.
March 24, 2016 - Humboldt Baykeeper Director Jennifer Kalt interviews Sergio Moncada, the Waterkeeper Alliance Regional Coordinator for Latin America, about the assassination of Berta Cáceres and other indigenous Honduran activists protecting their communities, rivers, and way of life from dam projects.
March 10, 2016 - Guest Host Pete Nichols, National Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, talks with Sara Aminzadeh (Executive Director of California Coastkeeper) and Joseph Darville (President of Waterkeepers Bahamas) about the Paris Climate Conference and resulting deal.
February 11, 2016 - Ken Burton interviews Dr. Geoffrey Hill about bird coloration.
January 21, 2016 - No show due to technical difficulties
January 7, 2016 - Scott Greacen talks with Craig Tucker, Natural Resources Policy Advocate for the Karuk Tribe, about the implications of the demise of the KBRA (Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement), the current occupation at the Malheur refuge, and the passing of local conservation activists Lucille Vinyard and Susie Van Kirk.
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