Jessi Johnson: Sportswomen mobilize for public lands

Written by on Thursday, February 15th, 2018

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with bowhunter and public lands activist Jessi Johnson, one of the co-founders of Artemis, the new sportswomen’s group from the National Wildlife Federation.

What Westerners really think about conservation

Written by on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we take a deep dive into the 2018 Conservation in the West Poll from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project.

Uranium at the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears

Written by on Friday, January 12th, 2018

A conversation with Amber Reimondo and Roger Clark from the Grand Canyon Trust about the history and possible future of uranium mining and contamination near the Grand Canyon. Then CWP’s Greg Zimmerman walks us through uranium claims near Bears Ears National Monument.

The future of America’s bison w/ Amy Martin

Written by on Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Amy Martin, creator of Threshold, talks about season 1 of her podcast, which focused on the past, present, and future of bison in America.

Sen. Martin Heinrich on Trump’s national monument proclamation

Written by on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich weighs in on President Trump’s proclamation attempting to erase more than two million acres from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monuments.

The Environmental Cost of Trump’s Border Wall

Written by on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

A look at the environmental risks if President Trump’s dream of a “great wall” along the U.S-Mexico border becomes a reality.

Law professor John Leshy on the Antiquities Act and the Trump Administration

Written by on Thursday, November 9th, 2017

UC Hastings law professor emeritus and former Interior Department Solicitor John Leshy talks about the Antiquities Act and a strange ruling from the U.S. Court of Claims

Deer, forests, and biodiversity

Written by on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with scientist Michelle Elise Spicer, who studies the effects of deer overpopulation and logging on forest biodiversity. Spicer works out of Dr. Walter Carson’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Also mentioned in this episode: The Zinke Doctrine

Scoring state conservation policies

Written by on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Jesse Prentice-Dunn and Sara Rose Tannenbaum walk us through the Center for Western Priorities’ new state conservation scorecard.

Fire & Facts

Written by on Friday, September 22nd, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast: Ryan Zinke’s error-ridden monuments report, and are national public lands more likely to burn across the West?

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A riveting first-person account from @JessiJohnson89 of @artemis_nwf about how her first bow hunt turned her into a public lands advocate for life.
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NEW PODCAST: @JessiJohnson89 of @artemis_nwf describes how her first bowhunt turned her into a public lands activist for life.
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UPDATE on Rep. Mike Noel’s undisclosed land that magically got cut out of Grand Staircase-Escalante NM. Fact-check from @Western_Values:
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New from @GregorZimmer: The Land & Water Conservation Fund is wildly popular with Republicans and Democrats in Montana. So why is @SecretaryZinke trying to defund it?
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