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Artemis endeavors to get more women in the field and on the water, to support women as leaders in the conservation movement, to ensure the vitality of our lands, waters, and wildlife. Artemis endeavors to change the face of conservation.

Dec 2, 2021

Artemis is doing a deep-dive into climate science. In our opening episode we talk with Maddison Easley, a California biologist who straddles the divide between the conservation world and agency life. Much of Maddison's work is aimed at rangeland conservation. We talk about how birds, vegetation and soils are all indicators of ecosystem health - and what's changing with grasslands as the climate changes.

4:00 Point Blue Conservation Science

5:00 Growing up a rancher, becoming a biologist, returning to the ranch

7:00 Alaska caribou hunt & helping a nephew harvest his first turkey for Thanksgiving dinner

10:00 Caribou... the move FAST + a first-timer's take on a new species

14:00 #gohunterhippies

15:00 Rangeland Monitoring Network -  "The primary goal is to preserve the ecological value of rangelands" 

17:00 Birds, soil, vegetation... all indicators of ecosystem health

20:00 Soil carbon monitoring

22:00 About half of California is rangeland, and about half of those lands are privately owned

23:00 Grazing management tactics to put more carbon in the soil

25:00 Carbon sequestration 101

29:00 Not all soils are created equal for sequestration + ecological site descriptions

31:00 Drought affects carbon sequestration in soil

35:00 Co-operating with private landowners

36:00 EQIP program - Environmental Quality Incentive Program; California Department of Ag Healthy Soils program

41:00 Birds as an indicator species

43:00 White-breasted nuthatch

44:00 Changes in the last decade; wetland and grassland birds in decline

50:00 Tips to minimize the spread of invasive species... "Humans are the primary vector of invasive species"

56:00 Eradication isn't a reality for many invasive species... "but we can reduce the frequency and abundance in places, and increase diversity"

57:00 North American Grasslands Act - modeled after the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to conserve grasslands 

1:02 Citizen science through apps like iNaturalist and eBird contributes to the massive data sets increasingly useful to scientists 

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1:09 The Hunter and Angler's Guide to Climate Change