The show where we reimagine ecological restoration and highlight the humans involved in assisting the recovery of ecosystems. Our efforts promise an equitable future for livelihoods and healthspans as well as a just transition in a warming world.
info_outline Restoration for Whom, by Whom? with Marlène Elias 11/21/2021
Restoration for Whom, by Whom? with Marlène Elias 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.
info_outline Local Oak Novela with The Lakewood Oak Protectors 09/26/2021
Local Oak Novela with The Lakewood Oak Protectors 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.
info_outline Recovering Lost Species with Dolly Jørgensen 08/24/2021
Recovering Lost Species with Dolly Jørgensen 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.
info_outline Coppice & Pollard with Alex Slakie 07/21/2021
Coppice & Pollard with Alex Slakie 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.
info_outline Mapping Abundance with Candace Fuijikane 06/02/2021
Mapping Abundance with Candace Fuijikane 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.
info_outline Forest Gardens with Chelsey Armstrong 05/19/2021
Forest Gardens with Chelsey Armstrong 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.
info_outline Words about Weeds with Just Language 04/03/2021
Words about Weeds with Just Language 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.
info_outline Reimagining the Elwha Restoration with Whitney Mauer 02/15/2021
Reimagining the Elwha Restoration with Whitney Mauer 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.
info_outline Madrones with Arbutus ARME 02/06/2021
Madrones with Arbutus ARME ¡Que Vivan los Madroños! Found on the western edge of Turtle Island, the Pacific madrone (qʷuqʷuƛəc) is the largest and most charismatic species in the family Ericaceae. It is a broadleaf-evergreen tree that is rarely dominant in our forests, but indicative of very intricate plant communities. People have had and continue to form relationships with this species.
info_outline Practitioners Adjusting for Climate Change with Brenda Clifton 01/23/2021
Practitioners Adjusting for Climate Change with Brenda Clifton We cope with climate variability whether we acknowledge it or not. On this episode, Brenda Clifton and I discuss the intentional ways practitioners are adjusting for climate change in restoration practice. Recorded at the North Sound Riparian Conference.
info_outline Restoration Decade Update with Ann-Kathrin Neureuther 01/17/2021
Restoration Decade Update with Ann-Kathrin Neureuther Welcome to the Restoration Decade! Ann-Kathrin Neureuther recently joined UNEP as Communication Manager for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. She walks us through the Decade Strategy that will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
info_outline Bridging Medicine Systems with Dr. Nicole Redvers 01/01/2021
Bridging Medicine Systems with Dr. Nicole Redvers Dr. Nicole Redvers works to integrate Indigenous and culturally-appropriate medicine into Western medical practice. If healing our relationship with land is key to revitalize traditional health and wellness, could ecological restoration become a public health strategy for the future?
info_outline Blue Butterfly Revival with Robert Michael Pyle 12/23/2020
Blue Butterfly Revival with Robert Michael Pyle Dr. Robert Michael Pyle is a biologist and writer who has worked in conservation biology around the world. In honor of the extinct Xerces blue butterfly, Bob founded the Xerxes Society almost fifty years ago. Contrary to the popular conservation cliché, extinction may not always have to be forever. Bob's concept of “Resurrection Ecology” suggests the Xerces butterfly rise again. This proposal is not entirely fictional if courageously address some important implications for ethics and justice in the pro
info_outline Anticipating Future Environments with Shana Lee Hirsch 11/23/2020
Anticipating Future Environments with Shana Lee Hirsch Shana Lee Hirsch investigates the Columbia River Basin of the past, the present and imaginaries in her book, Anticipating Future Environments. In this episode, we discuss emerging approaches to restoration and getting in right relationship with climate change.
info_outline Microbes and the Universe with Jacob Mills (1 Yr Reunion Show) 11/11/2020
Microbes and the Universe with Jacob Mills (1 Yr Reunion Show) A lot has happened in the past year since we first discussed microbiome rewilding with Jacob Mills. At this reunion, we chat about building our immune system, rewilding greenspaces equitably, cultural restoration and decolonizing science and restoration.
info_outline The Green Amendment with Maya van Rossum 10/27/2020
The Green Amendment with Maya van Rossum Think you have a right to a healthy environment? You don’t. Green Amendments For the Generations, led by Maya van Rossum, has been working to establish rights of all people to clean water and air along with a stable climate in our state constitutions.
info_outline China Goes Green with Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro 10/08/2020
China Goes Green with Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro As liberal democracies fail to address environmental problems, what solution does the Chinese model offer? China Goes Green is a new book that peers under the hood of the authoritarian state's ambitions to pursue "ecological civilization." Chinese scholars Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro join me to discuss their cautious optimism and deconstruct this unique type of developmental environmentalism.
info_outline Urban Heat with Dr. Vivek Shandas 09/28/2020
Urban Heat with Dr. Vivek Shandas This episode delves into the intersections of climate change, community well-being, justice and restoration of our urban ecosystems. The focus is on urban heat and the challenge of heat islands. Treehugger is joined by Vivek Shandas who Professor of Climate Adaptation and Director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab at Portland State University. Dr. Shandas' studies the effects of urban development patterns and processes on environmental health.
info_outline Suburban Woodpeckers with John Marzluff 08/03/2020
Suburban Woodpeckers with John Marzluff The Pileated woodpecker is the quintessential forest species. Their red crest and charismatic pecking at dead trees help characterize them as “ecosystem engineers.” Listen in on this discussion in the suburbs of Seattle with Dr. John Marzluff.
info_outline Primer of Ecological Restoration with Karen Holl 05/19/2020
Primer of Ecological Restoration with Karen Holl Early in 2020, UC Santa Cruz Professor Karen Holl published “Primer of Ecological Restoration." Karen has created an accessible book that explains foundational concepts with care while also highlighting more advanced topics for reflection.
info_outline Tree-Planting Drones with Matthew Aghai 04/27/2020
Tree-Planting Drones with Matthew Aghai 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.
info_outline Resonant Restoration with Sean Rowe 04/01/2020
Resonant Restoration with Sean Rowe On this episode I want to introduce you to Sean Rowe. He is a restorationist born and raised in Humboldt County, CA. Sean has a science communication-based business called Resonant Restoration now focusing on rolling out a new podcast!
info_outline Care for Urban Trees & Each Other with Sarah Low 03/24/2020
Care for Urban Trees & Each Other with Sarah Low Forests play an essential role in urban life - 4 bil people live in cities world. Join my conversation with Sarah Low, Executive Director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation - an organization dedicated to community-powered urban greening in South Puget Sound.
info_outline Ecology of Light with Travis Longcore 03/09/2020
Ecology of Light with Travis Longcore Natural light from the sun is so vital to the health of every living thing. My guest on this episode is Dr. Travis Longcore. He is going to “illuminate” this topic of the ecology of light, especially focusing on impacts of artificial light at night.
info_outline Climate Ready Forests with Dr. Sally Aitken 02/26/2020
Climate Ready Forests with Dr. Sally Aitken Finally, an episode about forests. And climate. My guest Dr. Sally Aitken delivers a nuanced discussion that embraces the complexity of how climate has and will continue to drive change in our beloved long-lived tree species and plant communities. Sally Aitken is currently a Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.
info_outline Applied Optimism with Brianne Palmer 02/18/2020
Applied Optimism with Brianne Palmer Restoration ecologists may be the optimists of biology. We are often hopeful and confident about the future and our work. Brianne Palmer is back to discuss hope and doubt, environmental change, community, environmental heroes and gratitude.
info_outline Society for Ecological Restoration with Bethanie Walder 02/18/2020
Society for Ecological Restoration with Bethanie Walder The Society for Ecological Restoration is a global community of restoration professionals all over the world. Bethanie Walder is our Executive Director, guiding the mission to expand restoration science, pracitice, policy and the community.
info_outline UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration with Tim Christophersen 01/27/2020
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration with Tim Christophersen The United Nations named the years 2021-2030 as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which seeks to scale up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. The coordinator of this effort is the UNEP's Tim Christophersen.
info_outline Coral Restoration with Sabine Bailey 01/13/2020
Coral Restoration with Sabine Bailey Explore coral restoration in our shallow seas with my guest Sabine Bailey. Her organization, the Coral Reef Foundation, is the largest group in the world focused on coral restoration, building reef resilience and re-growing healthy reefs for the future.
info_outline Forest Bathing with Julia Plevin (Winter Solstice Episode) 12/22/2019
Forest Bathing with Julia Plevin (Winter Solstice Episode) "The medicine you need is the medicine you have to offer" is what she asserts. Eco-spiritual guide, author, and nature-based designer is who she is. On this Winter Solstice episode, Julia Plevin joins me to discuss the intricacies of forest bathing. It can be a solitary practice or one to share in community. She even started a Forest Bathing Club. Julia breaks it way down about how the forest guides us (if we listen), and in return, how we can give back to the planet.