Environment

Voices from the Bears Ears Debate

Jul 21, 2016
Austin Cope / KSJD

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell's visit to Bluff brought over 1,000 people from all over the county, state, and country. My editor and I got to the Bluff Community Center early, registered as members of the media, and found a seat near the front of the room.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Jim White, an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, about recent fish surveys done in the lower Dolores River, what has been learned about the health of the fish population there, and how his studies could influence river management in the future.

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Recycling has become more and more common in households across the country, but many do not understand how it can benefit our economy and environment. KSJD's Tom Yoder and Pandora's Box host Joanie Trussel discuss the ways that recycling helps fight climate change and contributes to a healthier society.

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The mountains of New Mexico comprise vast areas of beauty and opportunity for adventure. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lee Ungnade, the author of "Guide To The New Mexico Mountains", about why she decided to update the book that was originally published by her father 50 years ago.

Dolores River Boating Advocates

The lower Dolores River saw the first recreational boating release in over five years last weekend, allowing many local boaters their first chance to float this scenic stretch of the river. In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with local boater Megan Tallmadge and her children about their recent experiences boating the lower Dolores River.

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A long-held dream of environmental activists gained new legitimacy in Sunday’s New York Times.

When a bear takes a walk in the woods, it’s only an average of 3.5 miles from significant human development. That’s one conclusion of an interactive online report prepared by the nonprofit Conservation Science Partners for the Center for American Progress, a conservation group.

The Importance Of Getting Kids Into The Outdoors

May 17, 2016
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More than ever, kids are spending more time indoors, many times on digital devices or playing video games. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about why this could have a negative impact on the future of our society, and how the Montezuma Land Conservancy is working to get kids outdoors to help them connect with the landscape and develop their sense of place.

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Kevin Fedarko is a river guide and author who wrote about a historic boating speed run through the Grand Canyon in his book "The Emerald Mile". In this second part of his interview with Fedarko, River Radio host Sam Carter talks with the author about his views on writing about his outdoor adventures, and the current state of the Grand Canyon.

US Fish and Wildife Service / Creative Commons

Recent wet weather has pushed back plans for prescribed fires in the Dolores District of the San Juan National Forest until this fall. The fire management officer for the district, Pat Seekins, says that planned prescribed burns in the Haycamp Mesa and Lake Canyon areas now will likely have to wait until mid-September or October because of the moisture. The agency does not conduct prescribed burning in the summer.

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