In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Katie Lee, one of the West's most out-spoken critics of Glen Canyon Dam, about her earliest experiences boating on the Colorado River, why she feel in love with Glen Canyon before the dam, and how she continues to inspire a generation of river activists.
Controversy over public lands access and use in southeast Utah has been a major issue for decades. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with San Juan County Public Lands Coordinator Nick Sandberg about the Bishop Public Lands Bill, how San Juan County is contributing to this new public lands initiative, and how residents of San Juan County can get involved in the process.
Poverty in rural areas is an issue that government agencies are addressing by offering help to farmers, ranchers, and other landowners. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joel Lee and Sterling Moss from the Natural Resources Conservation Service about technical and financial assistance programs available to assist landowners with conservation projects, and how the San Juan Resource Conservation and Development Council is working to reach those who may benefit from these programs.
In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder turns the tables on regular host Lee-Ann Hill to talk about her work as the Program Coordinator for Dolores River Boating Advocates, along with Sam Carter, who was recently elected Board President of Dolores River Boating Advocates. They discuss recent projects completed by the organization on the Dolores River, their vision for a new boating put-in on the upper Dolores River, and how they balance advocating for whitewater recreation with larger water issues in the southwest.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with former Mayor of Boulder and Country Commissioner of Boulder County Will Toor about his role on Colorado Governor Hickenlooper's Blue Ribbon Panel on Oil and Gas, what challenges it faces, and possible accomplishments the panel stands to achieve in regulating oil and gas operations in Colorado.
As we become a more urbanized society with growing needs for space and energy, we often turn to wilderness as a place to take refuge and relax. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathe Hayes from the San Juan Mountains Association about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the importance of public lands in our lives, and what is coming up on National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th.
In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Mike White, River Restoration Director at the Southwest Conservation Corps, about his personal connection to the Dolores River and how the Southwest Conservation Corps is working with other organizations and public lands managers to remove the invasive plant species tamarisk from the Dolores River corridor.
In the episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks about SkyTruth, a non-profit remote sensing and mapping company that is transforming the environmental movement with satellites. Lyn explains how the company is looking at air emissions from oil and gas well across the world using satellite imagery, why this information is important to understand air pollution issues, and how you can see these images for yourself.
The Montezuma Land Conservancy works to protect important lands through partnerships with landowners in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how they help conserve agricultural, natural, and scenic lands, and what is coming up at their Harvest Beer Festival on September 6th.