Living Downstream
Episode 27: Interview with the Forest Waters Coalition Coordinator

Episode 27: Interview with the Forest Waters Coalition Coordinator

January 18, 2022

In this interview with Forest Waters Coalition Coordinator, Sam Krop, we discuss the private forest accord and what it did and did not accomplish. Also discussed in detail are the benefits of forests, what groups and individuals want to see for the future of environmental legislation, and the effects of chemical sprays on our forests, wildlife, and communities.

Episode 26: Waste and Recycling in Southern Oregon

Episode 26: Waste and Recycling in Southern Oregon

January 15, 2022

This episode features interviews with Jules Bailey of the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative and Marla Zoeter of Heartwood ReSources. Listen to learn about the options available to get rid of various types of "waste" in an ecologically- and sometimes economically- friendly way, and a creative idea for eco-conscious construction practices. 

Resources:

  • Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative Website
  • Heartwood ReSources Website
Episode 25: Whoooo’s in Your Forest: Learn Owl About It

Episode 25: Whoooo’s in Your Forest: Learn Owl About It

January 15, 2022

In this episode, you'll hear from two owl experts: David Johnson of the Global Owl Project and Janice Reid, a local wildlife biologist. Learn about - and hear - vocalizations of different burrowing owl species, and discover what's being done locally and internationally to help protect these interesting predators. 

~ Aired August 28th & 29th

Episode 24: Doing What We Can to Protect Oregon’s Animals & Ecosystems

Episode 24: Doing What We Can to Protect Oregon’s Animals & Ecosystems

August 28, 2021

This episode will feature an interview with long-time member of the Friends of Crater Lake, Beverly Paulson, who shares information about this beautiful Oregon treasure, and how you can get involved with its protection, as well as wildlife biologist and author Marcy Cottrell Houle, who has written several books about Oregon's wildlife and various habitats.

Resources & Links Mentioned During Episode 24:
Marcy's Books Discussed in the Episode:
Other Media Mentioned:
  • Flight Behavior (book by Barbara Kingsolver)
  • Seven Worlds, One Planet (show)

(First aired August 14th & 15th, 2021)

Episode 23: Coastal Ecosystems Are Struggling Too

Episode 23: Coastal Ecosystems Are Struggling Too

August 28, 2021

This weekend’s episode will take us somewhere we have not yet explored during Living Downstream – the coast! Episode 23 focuses on a type of ocean ecosystem called a “kelp forest”, and some of its inhabitants. Various factors are transforming these aquatic systems into urchin barrens, which are unsuitable habitats for otters and other species. Hear from The Elakha Alliance’s Bob Bailey and Tom Calvanese of the Oregon Kelp Alliance to hear what diverse groups of stakeholders are doing to help Oregon’s sea otters, and the kelp forests they need to survive.

Resources & Links Mentioned During Episode 23:

(Aired July 31st & August 1st)

Episode 22: AmeriCorps!

Episode 22: AmeriCorps!

July 31, 2021

In this episode, you'll hear from members currently serving with United Communities AmeriCorps, as well as UCA's Program Director and Umpqua Watersheds' Executive Director, with a guest appearance by Umpqua Watershed's next AmeriCorps member, who will be serving during the 2021-2022 term! These lovely ladies will share about their experiences with national service, benefits of programs such as AmeriCorps, and, in the final interviewee's case, what she's hoping to get out of the experience.

Resources & Links Mentioned During Episode 22:

(First aired July 17th-18th, 2021)

Episode 21: Understanding More of Oregon’s History - or Herstory

Episode 21: Understanding More of Oregon’s History - or Herstory

July 31, 2021

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, this episode will explore the connections between women, especially lesbian women, and the environment, as well as dive into the history of a special area of land called Cabbage Canyon. Our guest for this episode is Jessi Harris, the new owner/steward of that property.

Resources Mentioned During Episode 21: 

(Originally aired June 26th-27th, 2021)

Episode 20: Reflections on Time Spent in Somalia

Episode 20: Reflections on Time Spent in Somalia

July 31, 2021

This episode features an interview with MaryAnn Shank, who shares about the time she spent serving with the Peace Corps in Somalia years ago. She reflects on what she has learned in the intervening years, and the benefits of service.

Resources & Links for this Episode:
  • Peace Corps Website - Link
  • United Communities AmeriCorps (local program) - Link

(This episode first aired June 12th-13th, 2021.)

Episode 19: Staying Connected with Environmental (& Other) Organizations As We Age

Episode 19: Staying Connected with Environmental (& Other) Organizations As We Age

July 31, 2021

This episode features an interview with Lillene Fifield, who shares some recommendations for staying active, and staying connected as you get older. Additionally, she reflects on how religious institutions and other groups can be environmentally conscious.

Resources & Links for this Episode:

(Originally aired June 5th-6th, 2021)

Episode 18: Crater Lake

Episode 18: Crater Lake

July 31, 2021

In this episode, you'll learn about Crater Lake and the surrounding wilderness, and the efforts being taken to protect them. Bob Hoehne and Bob Allen share their connections with the region, and ways to support this Oregon treasure.

Resources & Links for this Episode:

(This episode first aired May 22nd-23rd, 2021.)

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