This episode features guest speaker Jordan Weiss, a mushroom forager, and enthusiast. Jordan explains where to find mushrooms, how to identify them, which mushrooms are edible, the impact of climate change on mushrooms, and more.
This episode features Matthew Hunter and Abraham Finlay , two birding enthusiasts discussing their interest in birds and how they first started birding. Hunter describes his experience with birds, Finlay discussed his interest in bird photography, and more!
In this episode of Living Downstream, we interview Stephen Meyers, a member of the Oregon Flora team. First, Oregon Flora as an organization is described. Following this, we discuss the cataloguing of Oregonian plants, how it's been done in the past, how it's happening now, including the role of citizen scientists, how invasive species get introduced, and more!
In this panel discussion, the topic of the war happening in Ukraine is explored. The war in Ukraine is yet another crisis that the world must face in addition to the already harrowing climate crisis, and one influences the other. With tensions so high with Russia, the United States and Europe has been cut off from Russian oil. What will this mean for energy management in the future? What oil drilling practices will this affect now?
Cindy Haws, professor at UCC and founder of Umpqua Natural Leadership Science Hub (UNLSH), discusses our wetlands here in Oregon. She focuses primarily on amphibians, including what varieties we have here, what challenges they face, some basic identification tips, and what conditions they thrive under.
Cindy is familiar with several local wetlands due to her great surveying and restoration work at them. She describes a few in this interview, going into depth about what differs among them. Each wetland has different human impacts upon it, different problems with invasive species, and will need different restoration efforts to recover.
Danny Kalke, an AmeriCorps member working at Alder Creek Community Forest speaks about a topic he has researched a lot about. Danny wrote his college thesis on energy policy, which he explains in this interview. He covers his views on not only energy policy in this country, but worldwide and how things might differ country to country.
Danny also discusses his experience work at Alder Creek, what drew him to the United Communities AmeriCorps program, and some of his previous experience with international conservation work in this interview.