Losing a Legacy: Mark Penninger (Part 2)
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by Monty Gregg & John M. Goodell
5d ago
This week, we wrap up the conversation with Mark Penninger in the final installment of this special two part episode. Finishing up the recap of his impressive career, Mark speaks on the accomplishments he is most proud of, and the importance of mentorships for biologists of all skill levels ..read more
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Losing a Legacy: Mark Penninger (Part 1)
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by Monty Gregg & John M. Goodell
3w ago
This week, Monty speaks with Mark Penninger, a retired Wildlife Biologist from the US Fish and Wildlife Service out of La Grande, Oregon. In the first installment of this two part episode, Mark speaks on the origins of his interest in wildlife biology, his childhood spent outdoors in North Carolina, and some of the innovation he was part of during his years in the field.  ..read more
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Losing a Legacy: John Rohrer
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by Monty Gregg & John M. Goodell
1M ago
We're kicking off the first episode of our new Losing a Legacy series. Sit down with accomplished Wildlife Biologists at the end of their careers as they reflect on their time in the field. Today, meet John Rohrer, a former District Biologist recently retired from the Methow Valley Ranger District ..read more
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Northwest Nature Matters Returns: Setting the Stage
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by Monty Gregg & John M. Goodell
1M ago
Sit down with new hosts Monty Gregg and Sarah Armstrong, as well as previous host John Goodell, as they discuss the future of the podcast and wildlife conservation as a whole ..read more
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Northwest Nature Matters Returns: Meet Your New Hosts
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by Monty Gregg & John M. Goodell
1M ago
Northwest Nature Matters podcast is continuing production in 2022 with new topics, ideas, and hosts. Under the direction of Oregon Wildlife Foundation, this series will continue focusing on the individuals in the field, and how non-biologists can better understand the conservation work needed to sustain the natural world. In this episode, meet your new hosts Monty Gregg and Sarah Armstrong, and hear from Oregon Wildlife Foundation's Executive Director, Tim Greseth ..read more
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Evaluating Sea Otter Reintroduction in Oregon: The Kelp Ecosystem in the PNW Part 10
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by John M Goodell
1y ago
Dominique Kone joins us to discuss his M.S. research and recent publication last February informing a prospective sea otter reintroduction in Oregon. He addresses habitat suitability in Oregon, population growth scenarios, and more. His research is a key piece of information suggesting that a sea otter reintroduction is feasible in Oregon, but decision-makers needs to carefully evaluate various human interactions.  Dominique Kone's recent paper: https://www.elakhaalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Kone-et-al-2021.pdf ..read more
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#36 Ancient Evidence Protecting Living Heritage: The Kelp Ecosystem of the PNW Part 9
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by John M Goodell
1y ago
Professor and Curator Dr. Madonna Moss is an anthropological archaeologist who studies the long term history of Native Americans and First Nations of the Northwest Coast of North America, with a special focus on Tlingit and Haida and their ancestors. Join us for a fascinating discussion about how zooarcheology can help defend indigenous cultural practices in the modern world. Dr. Moss's book Northwest Coast: Archaeology as Deep History Dr. Moss's recent publication about sea otters: https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.uoregon.edu/dist/e/397/files/2020/04/Moss-2020-sea-otters.pdf ..read more
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#35 Interconnected: First People from the Kelp Highway (The Kelp Ecosystem in the PNW Part 8)
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by John M Goodell
1y ago
In this episode three leaders from Oregon coast tribes provide heartfelt reflections, as they frame the loss of sea otters and the vision of its return with the history of their own people’s struggles, and how sea otters represent their own interconnectedness to the natural world. Don Ivy Chief of the Coquille Indian tribe; Robert Kentta the Siletz Tribal Cultural Resources Director; and Peter Hatch with the Siletz tribal Cultural Resources Program.   ..read more
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#34 Ancient Evidence: Sea Otters & First Peoples on the Oregon Coast (Kelp Ecosystem in the PNW Part 7)
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by John M Goodell
1y ago
Dr. Roberta Hall is an anthropologist and Professor Emeritus at Oregon State University. Roberta conducted numerous excavations of shell midden sites on the Oregon coast where she document use of various wildlife including sea otters, and other marine resources by ancient First Peoples. Roberta holds expertise in zoo-archaeology, medical anthropology, skeletal biology and more!    ..read more
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#33 Sea Otters Up-Close: The Kelp Ecosystem in the PNW Part 6
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
by J M Goodell
1y ago
Marine Biologist and Researcher Dr. Shawn Larson from the Seattle Aquarium discusses sea otters up-close! Shawn explores sea otter diet, physiology, reproduction, and genetics - and how her research informs conservation.  Video of Shawn presenting her genetics research at the 2018 Oregon Sea Otter Status of Knowledge Symposium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6vaSSrQNvU   photo courtesy Vancouver Aquarium  ..read more
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