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Tree-Planting Drones with Matthew Aghai

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Release Date: 04/27/2020

All the Feelings Under the Sun with Dr. Leslie Davenport show art All the Feelings Under the Sun with Dr. Leslie Davenport

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This is the episode where we discuss our feelings of anxiety with climate change and building emotional resiliency with Dr. Leslie Davenport. She works as a climate psychology educator & consultant and lives here in Grit City. Her most recent book is called All the Feelings Under the Sun.

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Climate Disruption § Feels § Shaping Change with the Forest Adaptation Network show art Climate Disruption § Feels § Shaping Change with the Forest Adaptation Network

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Which tree species impacted by climate change are we getting nervous about? This is the episode where we talk about climate disruption, our anxiety & grief as we witness tree loss while also embracing change with the Forest Adaptation Network.

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Restoration for Whom, by Whom? with Marlène Elias show art Restoration for Whom, by Whom? with Marlène Elias

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Working from a foundation of feminist political ecology, Marlène Elias questions who decides the sustainability agenda and urges all of us to pay attention to the power and politics that shape the values, meanings and science driving restoration.

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Local Oak Novela with The Lakewood Oak Protectors show art Local Oak Novela with The Lakewood Oak Protectors

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It’s First Lushootseed name is čaʔadᶻac aka Oregon white oak, Garry oak, or Quercus garryana. Join us on a deep dive on the intersections of urban development, environmental racism, organizing against tree loss, and the oak restoration imaginary.

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Absence of species we feel belong in our lives gives rise to powerful emotions. "It’s the feeling of environmental lost-ness and the potential found-ness that motivates decisions about recovering locally extinct animals," says Dr. Dolly Jørgensen, historian of the environment and technology and an environmental humanities scholar.

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Coppice & Pollard with Alex Slakie show art Coppice & Pollard with Alex Slakie

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Disrupted by enclosure of the commons and colonialism, people have had a relationship with trees via coppice and pollard for eons. My guest is Alex Slakie who grows and wild-tends willow coppices and stands of medicinal plants in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Mapping Abundance with Candace Fuijikane show art Mapping Abundance with Candace Fuijikane

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Candace Fujikane leads us through Kanaka Maoli cartographies via moʻolelo, oli, and mele. Through the art of kilo, observing natural laws in relationships with the akua, elemental forms, leads to abundant-mindedness, restoration and decolonial futures.

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Forest gardens are intimate with humans. Professor Chelsey Armstrong refer to these forests as novel ecosystems - composed of communities of species that result from human agency, ecosystem engineering and wildcrafted species from nearby regions.

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I fortuitously got mixed up with this group called Just Language. Christopher Widmaier, Danielle Bunch, Lisa Fink and Celeste Williams interrogate our language around invasive species. Join in the dialogue and effort to make our conservation language more inclusive and purge terms like “invasive” and “alien” that have racist, prejudiced and xenophobic implications. Clayton County Water Authority and Green Collar Collaborations make this project possible.

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Think of this show when you are dismantling structures. After successful dam removal on the Elwha River, Whitney Mauer assesses the restoration in light of ongoing challenges of cultural revival and self-determination for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.

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It is no longer science fiction. The future is now people. Can we respond quicker to disturbances and mitigate climate change by planting tough places with drones? Matthew Aghai joins me from Droneseed to demystify this ever-adaptable technology. This company is scaling up to what Matthew refers to as “terraforming-level operations using biomimicry” - package seed up with resources to survive, load it into a swarm of aircraft and bombs away – plant forests.

Matthew Aghai is currently the Director of Research and Development at DroneSeed Co in Seattle. Previously his work as a consultant had sent him around the world to pursue reforestation including projects in the Central Midwestern US, intermountain US, the Pacific Northwest, the Hawaiian Islands, Australia, Europe, the Middle east and more. He has trained and practiced for over a decade as a nurseryman and restoration specialist. In addition to previous degrees in forestry and wildland management, he is a PhD Candidate at the University of Washington. Reforestation and native plant restoration have always been his mission.

Learn more about Droneseed https://www.droneseed.com/

Join #TeamTrees at https://teamtrees.org or check out video from Mark Rober - former NASA engineer, current YouTuber and friend of science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7nJBFjKqAY

University of Washington Botanic Gardens’ Ecological Restoration Symposium in Seattle, WA was postponed until June 16th. It will now be a remote meeting. The theme is Pollinators, Pests, and Prey: Considering the roles of and mitigating for the influence of invertebrates within regional ecological restoration efforts https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/adults/conferences-symposia/ecological-restoration-symposium

Save the Date for February 8-11, 2021. The Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest and Western Canada Chapters present a Joint Regional Conference on Adapting Restoration Practices to a Changing Climate in Eugene, Oregon. I am organizing field trips, so please reach out to me if you have ideas about nearby sites to visit. https://chapter.ser.org/northwest/conferences/2021-regional-conference

Thanks for the Seattle band Dumb Thumbs for providing the theme song. You can find all of their tunes at dumbthumbs.bandcamp.com.

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