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Episode 17: The Healing Power of Nature

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features an interview with Elena Lininger, creator of the organization Source One Serenity, which offers local veterans and their families opportunities to participate in nature immersion activities, as well as the associated social enterpri...

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Episode 16: Interview with a Local Author – Robert Leo Heilman

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you'll hear from Robert Leo Heilman, a local author who wrote the book Overstory: Zero, Real Life in Timber Country. In the interview, he discusses the importance of complexities - and some of the dangers of ignoring them, as well as wha...

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Episode 15: Intro to Forest Bathing – Part 2

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features an interview with Sari Telpner, certified forest therapy guide and health educator. You'll learn more about what forest therapy, also called forest bathing, is, as well as other nature-connected practices that offer a multitude of b...

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Episode 14: Intro to Forest Bathing – Part 1

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you'll hear from Michelle Winter, certified forest therapy guide, about forest bathing - or forest therapy walks - and the benefits of spending intentional time in nature. Tune in and be refreshed as you learn about a new way to engage w...

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Episode 13: Local Fish & Streams

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features interviews with Jeff Dose & Jeff McEnroe, both of whom have worked as fish biologists in the area. Our conversations cover the types of fish in local streams, various impacts on the waters and aquatic species they contain, and habit...

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Episode 12: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Published July 31st, 2021
Episode 12 is all about sustainable gardening and farming! Joanne Gordon ("Granny Organic") discusses eco-friendly practices for growing your own produce, and Amanda Pastoria of the Umpqua Valley Farmers' Market shares about this wonderful community reso...

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Episode 11: Understanding Climate Change

Published July 31st, 2021
Episode 11 features interviews with Stuart Liebowitz of the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition and Katrina Keleher of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (and former Environmental Education & Outreach Leader for Umpqua Watersheds!). Links/Webs...

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Episode 10: Off-Trail Exploration

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you’ll hear from Tony Cannon and Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, two off-trail explorers, about their preferred method of exploring nature, and some of the amazing things they’ve found! (First aired March 20th-21st, 2021)

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Episode 9: The Big “E” – Extinction

Published June 22nd, 2021
In this episode, we hear from Angela Jensen about how we got to this point, and what can be done to turn back the tide on one of the biggest issues of our time. Links/Websites Mentioned in (or related to) Episode 9 Umpqua Watersheds' Conservation Page --...

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Episode 8: Protecting Habitat for Wildlife

Published June 22nd, 2021
Hear from Francis Eatherington, Jesse Burgher, and Cindy Haws about tracking and collecting data on various wildlife species in the Pacific Northwest, as well as efforts to restore habitat for local wildlife. Links/Websites Mentioned in (or related to) E...

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