(Airdate: September 27, 2023) Thousands of crab pots go untended yearly in the Salish Sea; their release causes crab loss and ship damage. Jeff Taylor and Nathaniel Ashford describe their work to salvage those lost pots.
(Reprise airdate: September 20, 2023) Tamanowas Rock-What is it? Nan Evans explores significant rocky out-croppings in Eastern Jefferson County – Tamanowas Rock and Peregrine Rock just west of Chimacum – with geologists Michael Machette and Jeff Tepper. In Part 1, we learn how Tamanowas Rock was formed, what it can tell about the ancient landscape of our region, why it is important to indigenous peoples, and what is being done to protect it.
(Airdate: September 13, 2023) Jackie Canterbury talks with Dr. Katie Hanan, Wildlife Veterinarian and Dr. Scott Pearson, Senior Research Scientist – both with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife – who answer questions about the recent avian flu outbreak on Rat Island off Marrowstone Island and discuss the outlook for the future. The outbreak is the first H5N1 avian flu event in the marine environment in Washington state. We are estimating an 80% colony loss on Rat island which hosts breeding Caspian Terns, Olympic Gulls, and Harbor Seals.
(Airdate: September 6, 2023) Please join host Debaran Kelso as we continue to explore the wonderful Dungeness River Nature Center outside of Sequim with its director Powell Jones. Part 2 of a two-part program.
(Airdate: August 30, 2023) Please join host Debaran Kelso as we meet at the remarkable Dungeness River Nature Center with our special guests and founding members Annette Hanson and Clare Manis Hatler, telling the story of how the dream of a world class nature center came to life! Part 1 of a two part program.
(Reprise Airdate: August 23, 2023) Birds molt – when and why? Join Mary Robson and guest Christie Lassen to explore the feathery mysteries of molting.
(Airdate: August 16, 2023) Brenda Johnson is the leader of the East Jefferson Pigeon Guillemot Breeding Survey which is part of the Salish Sea Guillemot Network. The network is a community science project that monitors breeding colonies across our region to understand their role in healthy coastal ecosystems. Join Jackie Canterbury as she discusses the project with Dr. Brenda Johnson and volunteer Karin Ertl, who both make this project happen in the field. Both guests provide a portrait of the Pigeon Guillemot, a fascinating seabird that shares both our land and water ecosystems.
(Airdate: August 9, 2023) Come with Nan Evans to the forests of Chimacum Ridge as she talks with Erik and Jen Kingfisher about their family’s experiences living at the foot of the Ridge and how strong relationships with place were built. Jen calls the Ridge “not spectacular, but perfect”. Hear about the ecological features of the Ridge and the vision of it becoming a treasured community forest in perpetuity for the enjoyment of all members of our community.
(Airdate: August 2, 2023) Dr. Brenda Johnson is the leader of the East Jefferson Pigeon Guillemot Breeding Survey which is part of the Salish Sea Guillemot Network. This network is a community science project that monitors breeding colonies of Pigeon Guillemots, an endemic seabird. Join Jackie Canterbury as she discusses the project with Dr. Brenda Johnson who will share reflections about this seabird and what we can learn about the birds’ role in a healthy coastal ecosystem.
(Airdate: July 19, 2023) Nan Evans continues her conversation with scientists and authors, David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, about their recent book What Your Food Ate. This book deepens and broadens that old adage that “we are what we eat” by exploring how the health of soil ecosystems form the roots of a complex dynamic that determines the health of crops, livestock, and ultimately human communities. Part 2 of this discussion delves deeper into the benefits of restorative agriculture.