In this special Valentine's Day episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with environmental educator Jane Dally about her close-up and personal experience in Alaska watching migrating caribou, and Daniel Oppenheimer from the Tamarisk Coalition discusses how helping eradicate invasive species of plants along rivers can foster a deeper appreciation of a waterway's biology, history, and recreational opportunities.
Host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Wade Hanson and Julia Anderson, board members with the Dolores River Boating Advocates, about how the organization works to enhance the environmental and recreational aspects of the Dolores River.
Host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Dale Smith and Duncan Rose from Trout Unlimited about their chapter's efforts at improving fish habitat and their observations on how climate change is affecting cutthroat trout in the Dolores River Basin.
During the 2013 KSJD Fall Membership Drive, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local historian and archaeologist Fred Blackburn about his experiences as one of the first rangers on Cedar Mesa in southeast Utah, and some of the challenges and heartbreak involved in managing its archaeological remains.
Host Sarah Syverson talks with Travis Custer from San Juan Mycology about how fungus grows and interacts with other plants and soil, why mushrooms are a food full of flavor and nutrition, and how certain forms of fungus can help with the clean up of environmental toxins.
The role of landscape in how we tell stories plays a vital role in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local author Erica Olsen about how the perceptions of truth in history and the meanings we create through stories shape our understanding of place and identity here where four states meet.
Co-host Lyn Patrick talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about how recent floods in Colorado have created public health concerns from impacts to oil and gas drilling sites and radioactive waste at Rocky Flats. Updates on geothermal activity in Hawaii and the Fukushima nuclear disater in Japan are also discussed. Originally aired on September 24th, 2013.
The American pika, small, high-elevation mammals, are considered an indicator species for detecting the ecological effects of climate change in mountain environments. KSJD's Melissa Betrone talks with Marcie Bidwell and Adrienne Antonsen from the Mountain Studies Institute about this animal and why researchers are looking carefully at its habitat to learn more about climate change.