Our Nature with James Ehlers

Season 4, Episode 09

Today James welcomes returning guest, Jim Shallow of Audubon Vermont. 2018 has been deemed The Year of the Bird to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Listen as James and Jim discuss how the current national administration is attempting to remove provisions and loosen regulations that impact migratory bird populations in the US; agricultural practices, habitats and how everything is connected in our landscape.

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Season 4, Episode 08

Listen as James welcomes Lauren Hierl is Executive Director of Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) to the program. VCV works to elect environmentally-friendly candidates to public office, and then holds elected officials accountable for the decisions they make affecting our air, water, communities, land, and wildlife. James and Lauren discuss water quality, Clean Water Day, and environmental legislation currently in the Vermont State House.

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Season 4, Episode 07

Today James welcomes Pitz Quattrone, master player, builder, and teacher of the ancient native Australian instrument, the didgeridoo. Since the early 90's, Pitz has become the 'go-to guy' for didgeridoo. In recent years, he has toured from Greenland to Africa and throughout the U.S., performing with top artists such as Ronstadt Brothers, Dark Star Orchestra, Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal’s band and as a founding member of meditation ensemble, Sounds of Spirit.

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Season 4, Episode 06

James is joined by Adam Miller, Fish Culture Operations Manager, and Shawn Good, fish biologist, from the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. Adam and Shawn share some personal background and what drew them to the field of fisheries, the history and science behind their great work, hatcheries, invasive species, baitfish, and recreational opportunities on the water.

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Season 4, Episode 05

Today James welcome attorney Laura Subin. Laura is Director of the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana, and is an expert on cannibis policy. Listen as James and Laura talk about the Governor's Marijuana Commission and the historic legislation bill which is the first of its kind in the country.

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Season 4, Episode 04

Today's guests are April and Azur Moulaert from the Vermont Tortilla Company. Tune in as they talk with James about starting a small family business in Vermont, some of the challenges, and hurdles, small businesses face when looking for sources of locally grown organic ingredients.

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Season 4, Episode 03

Today James' guest, Michael Colby of Regeneration Vermont, talks about the ever increasing use of pesticides, the homogenization of farm crops, water quality, and how today's farming practices effect the people who, live in and visit, Vermont.

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Season 4, Episode 01

Join James Ehlers as he welcomes wildlife biologist Mark Scott, our Vermont Director of Wildlife, and Bret Ladago, fisheries biologist from the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife. In this episode, Mark, Bret and James discuss how our cold Vermont winters impact fish and wildlife populations, our deer and moose herd health, brook trout as indicator species, backyard bird feeders and bears, stocked lake trout reproducing in Lake Champlain, and how we can all work to be good stewards of our great Vermont landscape.

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Season 3, Episode 41

James guest today is David Blittersdorf, President and CEO of AllEarth Renewables. Join James and David as they discuss the future of community rail transportation in Vermont.

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Season 3, Episode 40

Join James with special guest Professor Jon Erickson. Jon is Professor of Ecological Economics and the Interim Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He has published widely on energy and climate change policy, land conservation, watershed planning, environmental public health, and the theory and practice of ecological economics. 

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