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Listen as we explore issues, ideas and research about wetlands in Canada. Wetlands are some of the most bio-diverse habitats in the country. Wetlands are vital to the health of a wide variety of mammals, birds, amphibians reptiles plants - and, of course human beings. We'll be interviewing research experts and frontline workers from Ducks Unlimited Canada in lively, engaging exchanges. They'll keep you up-to-date and up-to-speed on the best information and stories about these vital Canadian ...
 
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How environmentally friendly are renewable resources? We invited Phillip Maddi, an energy efficiency engineer, to talk about how energy resources stack up against our unending demand. In this episode we break down Canada's largest renewable resource sources; Hydro, Biomass, Wind and Nuclear. Join us as we look at the good, the bad and what the futu…
 
From Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Sam Brewster and Frank Merrill, share their expertise and passion about wetlands conservation in Canada. We chat about ongoing wetland conservation projects in the Atlantic and the importance of the Wolastoq region in relation to species at risk, floodplain, breeding waterfowl, its cultural significance, and the W…
 
In this episode we speak with a fellow CCC member. Ryan Wilkes is a born and raised Calgarian whose passion is sharing stories about the outdoors and wildlife. We discuss the importance of visual storytelling and where Ryan would like to see it go in the future. He shares his personal thoughts on the responsibility that wildlife photographers have …
 
We are so excited to be back from our hiatus and jump right into talking about conservation! In today’s episode we invited renowned climate activist Catherine Abreu for a chat. Catherine is the executive director of Canada’s Climate Action Network and is heavily involved in the policies that are affecting Canada’s present and future in climate. We …
 
In this episode we talk about how living sustainably doesn’t have to be an extreme life altering chore. Julia shows us how to make small changes and gradually shift our mindset in order to live a more environmentally friendly and fulfilling life. She shares her experience abroad and shines some light on what other countries are doing to help with s…
 
On today's episode we have two very special guests! Noah fills in for our host Vicky and we bring on Ian Perry, a born and raised Albertan who is doing some really cool work as part of his Masters project! Ian is also the host of another podcast called “Keeping Green”. Ian goes back to the basics of fire and what causes the massive wildfires that w…
 
We have yet another CCC alumni! Lisa Chen is a marine biologist who is currently working on her master's degree. Lisa has done some really cool work and she even started her own global environmental campaign "Let's Talk Butts". She tells us about what it’s like to work in all sorts of places as an ambassador for the ocean and teaches us that Canada…
 
In this episode, Anthony Amsel, a fellow CCC participant, joins us to enlighten us on the Canadian Wetlands! We discuss how ecosystems are connected and what a keystone species is. Anthony shares some cool stories from working at Scales Nature Park and from his own CCC adventure. Don't forget to like and follow! Instagram and Twitter: @Moosearebig …
 
Marina @blackberrytrees, our very first guest, kindly came onto our podcast and shared her wisdom and expertise with us conservation fledglings. We discuss environmental anxiety, her approach to taking action against the growing problem of sustainability, and practical ways to find happiness and peace! Don't forget to like and follow! Instagram and…
 
Welcome to our podcast! In this episode we introduce ourselves and discuss what brought us together, our individual experiences volunteering with the #canadianconservationcorps, and ask others about conservation topics they would like to hear about! We also talk about what is in store for the future episodes of this podcast and adventure into the e…
 
In the last 20 years, there’s been a gradual rise of “sensational science”—especially related to climate change. Bold predictions and attractive soundbites have inspired climate action groups to mobilize here and across the world. But this mobilization has also created armchair experts who challenge the expertise of, well, real experts. Are we on t…
 
Competing needs are emerging in our boreal forest. Warming temperatures from climate change are making it easier to farm in the boreal – some calling it “the new agricultural frontier.” At the same time, massive increases in food production will be needed to meet our global food supply needs. But the Canadian Boreal Region contains the largest area…
 
In her new book, The Bird Way, Jennifer is joined by NYT bestselling author Jennifer Ackerman to discuss the remarkable intelligence underlying how birds conduct their lives: how they communicate, forage, court, breed, and survive. Once considered only traits of humans, Jennifer dissects how birds show deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping,…
 
There have been three sightings of the Asian giant hornet in the Pacific Northwest - a place they should not be. Lab findings determined that two of the hornets were from different colonies. This means there were at least two simultaneous arrivals of the Asian giant hornet. Yikes. They are an invasive species that bully the native species to the po…
 
How will the efforts to address climate change look in a post-coronavirus world? Will it bring out the best in us? Or will our exhaustion and economic fears set the conservation movement back? Jennifer makes the case that important things can come from difficult events—including the existence of Ducks Unlimited. Seasoned crisis management expert Be…
 
Word Nerd meets Bird Nerd in this episode about how the three North American organizations of Ducks Unlimited are adjusting course with the unveiling of a new international conservation plan. The conversation also touches on mysteries of corn, ducks in horror films, Bernie Sanders, and Harley Davidson. Sounds random, but it was recorded in a simple…
 
In The Reeds host Jennifer Sanford is joined by the pod’s former host, Wayne MacPhail, as they celebrate the best and brightest moments of the year. Together, they open the vault to 20 previously aired episodes. Don’t miss the end, as Jennifer shares what inspires the spirit of the pod.By Ducks Unlimited Canada
 
In this episode, we’re continuing our conversation on sea-level rise. In Nova Scotia, the Acadian dykelands can no longer be maintained to the 2050 climate projections. The community must make critical decisions about dykeland maintenance and salt marsh restoration. But achieving a way forward will take community consensus – and concessions. Our gu…
 
Everything in conservation is about risk. That’s why, when you hear us talk about conservation, we always start with what’s at stake. A big risk to our landscape is the rising of sea levels – and thus here is part one of our two-part series on sea-level rise. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by Globe and Mail journalist Matthew McClearn, author …
 
When the United Nations first ever biodiversity report was released in May, the results seemed pretty dire. But there is no better guest to help us make sense of a way forward than Dr. Kai Chan. He was one of the report's authors and he joins our pod to help answer this question: In the great debate of climate change, what will it take to change?…
 
A map of Lake Ontario, like one in an old geography textbook, might miss Cootes Paradise. Without detail it can seem this great lake runs dry at western shore of Burlington, about 50 kilometres from Toronto. Some more careful maps have it end in Hamilton Harbour. But no, Lake Ontario fades out in a little 320 hectare triangle of marshland called Co…
 
How did Canadian musician David Archibald spend his summer vacation? He did a musical tour of 31 Ontario provincial parks (and worked in an eight-day voyager canoe trip for R and R). His campground concerts were aimed at kids and families and celebrated the history of the parks. But, with his often playful songs, he also educated his audience about…
 
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