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 24, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang interviews Dan Jacobson, Legislative Director for Environment California, about the successful passage of Prop 67 to ban plastic bags in California.

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.

November 10, 2016 - Tom Wheeler interviews Erin Kelly and Emily Sinkhorn about their adventures on the Bigfoot Trail.

November 3, 2016 - Scott Greacen interviews Danial Baron and Scott Bellows about the recent verdict in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial.

October 27, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang interviews Adam Canter about the Wiyot Tribe wetlands program development grant and other tribal conservation restoration projects.

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.

October 6, 2016 - Larry Glass interviews Scott Sway, former NEC Board Member and well-known wolf advocate, about wolf natural history and reintroduction efforts for Wolf Awareness Week.

September 22, 2016 - Tom Wheeler interviews Natalynne DeLapp, Executive Director of EPIC, about the ESA listing of the Northern spotted owl and the anniversary of the Headwaters Forest protests.

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.

September 8, 2016 - [Rebroadcast of the June 9, 2016 EcoNews Report]

September 1, 2016 - [Rebroadcast of the June 9, 2016 EcoNews Report]

August 25, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang interviews Carol Vander Meer about Coastal Naturalist Training and other Friends of the Dunes programs.

August 18, 2016 - Jennifer Kalt of Humboldt Baykeeper interviews Fred Evenson, Director of Ecological Rights Foundation, about mercury in fish in Monterey Bay's Elkhorn Slough.

August 11, 2016 - [Rebroadcast of the November 6, 2014 EcoNews Report]

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.

July 28, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang interviews Justin Robbins from the BLM about the Big Flat Blitz to remove invasive plant species and marine debris.

July 21, 2016 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Jacob Pounds with Mad River Alliance about summer steelhead counts and temperature monitoring on the Mad River.

July 14, 2016 - Sydney Stewart interviews Levon Durr, owener of Fungaia Farm, about the completion of the mycoremediation project in Orleans.

July 7, 2016 - Scott Greacen interviews Dan Barton for more discussion about the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in early 2016 and an update on some of the principal players involved. 

June 30, 2016 - Tom Wheeler interviews Jennifer Catsos and other guests about the Watershed Stewards Program and watershed restoration.

June 23, 2016 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Aldaron Laird about the Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Eureka: assets at risk and planning for the future.

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.

June 9, 2016- Scott Greacen interviews Erik Loomis about his book Empire Of Timber and the lost history of labor environmentalism in Pacific Northwest forests.

May 26, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang interviews Libby Tonning and Michael Gonzales about the history and future of the Golden Rule peace boat project, and what life is like on the boat. 

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.

May 5, 2016 - Scott Greacen interviews Noah Greenwald, Endangered Species Director at the Center for Biological Diversity, about a proposal to reintroduce grizzly bears to California.

April 28, 2016 - [Rebroadcast of the July 25, 2013 EcoNews Report]

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 14, 2016 - Sydney Stewart interviews Rob Hewitt, founder of Godwit Days, about events and tours for the 21st annual Godwit Days.

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 17, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang and Madison Peters talk about Ocean Night and Sarah Bellum talks about Waste Bike Ride.

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.

March 3, 2016 - Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River interviews Dan Barton about the militant occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon earlier this year.

February 25, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang interviews Mark Murray, Natalynne DeLapp (EPIC) and Dave Feral (Mad River Alliance).

February 18, 2016 - Sydney Stewart interviews Pete Bettigaria about the Friends of the Dunes.

February 11, 2016 - Ken Burton interviews Dr. Geoffrey Hill about bird coloration.

February 4, 2016 - [Rebroadcast of the September 4, 2014 EcoNews Report]

January 28, 2016 - Delia Bense-Kang talks with Helen Jacard and Chuck Dewitt about the historic Golden Rule project and Veterans for Peace.

January 21, 2016 - No show due to technical difficulties

January 14, 2016 - Jennifer Kalt talks with Larry Glass, Natalynne DeLapp, and Tom Wheeler about the proposed commercial medical marijuana cultivation ordinance.

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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