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District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around "The Swamp." These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work here. In addition to guests, the podcast will also cover difficult and even controversial conservation public policy matters and news. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district-of-conservation/support
 
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Our featured guest is Daina Grace, executive director of the Texas Water Quality Association (TWQA). Grace talks about the severe weather in Texas which resulted in widespread power and water disruptions.“One of my members lost power at his facility, so they used Facebook (Messenger) to communicate with customers,” Grace said. Another member kept s…
 
In Episode 152 of District of Conservation, Gabriella is rejoined by Brad Smith from Walton Rods. They recap their trip to Pennsylvania's Steelhead Alley fishing an Outdoor Access property with guide Randy, new products from Walton Rods & Range Reels, and other subjects. "With Walton Fly Fishing Rods you will find no snappy slogans, no sales gimmic…
 
In this episode, we talk with Joe Doss, president of the International Bottled Water Association. Joe discusses how his members responded to the COVID pandemic as well as his industry’s legislative priorities for 2021. We’ll also talk about the public's concerns about plastic bottles, and the battle against anti-bottled water efforts at both the st…
 
In Episode 151 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses three important conservation/energy stories: Rep. Deb Haaland's Interior Secretary confirmation hearing last week, H.R. 803 passing in the House of Representatives, and the brewing war between condor advocates and Big Wind. SHOW NOTES Haaland Hearing Overview + Manchin Pledges to Confi…
 
In Episode 150 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn. Blackburn is the senior senator from Tennessee and a Republican. She was first elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2018. Before that, she served in the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2019 and Tennessee State Senate before that. Learn more about…
 
In Episode 149 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes Chasten Whitfield. Chasten runs the charity, Chastenation, and is an up-and-coming tournament angler. Chastenation was founded in 2015. Chasten is a 21-year-old angler who proves “it’s more than just fishing.” Her mission is to help kids of all ages, especially girls, become comfortable…
 
Our featured guest is WQA Global Government Affairs Director David Loveday. In this episode, David talks about President Biden’s picks to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture, how those selections might affect PFAS regulations and groundwater concerns, plus how the DC Fly-in will change this year because of COV…
 
In Episode 148 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses four important news stories you may have glossed over and reads some of your Apple Reviews. SHOW NOTES Texas power outage caused by Arctic storm (Reuters) HB 2655 - Repeal of Virginia Clean Economy Act | VCEA Bill + Fact Sheet | EIA: Virginia State Profile (Updated recently, so I'll co…
 
In this webinar, the following topics were covered: What the difference between a Class B or C Are there common Class C modifications How to properly level a motorized RV Mike & Jen’s battery & Solar setup How to pick the right motorized RV for you Is a tow vehicle really necessary? Common Class C maintenance How long is a typical drive day?…
 
In this episode, we talk with WQA's Training and Program Coordinator John McCartan about the new webinar series begin offered every other month for those enrolled in WQA’s Modular Education Program, the MEP. John explains the format, the content that he’ll be covering for MEP users, and how the webinars will help you or your team get through the ME…
 
In Episode 147 of District of Conservation, Gabriella debuts a teaser of her interview with freshman Congressman Byron Donalds of Florida's 19th Congressional District. In this exclusive clip, the congressman chats FL-19, water quality issues, and environmental stewardship. Catch Gabriella's full-length interview with Congressman Donalds on YouTube…
 
In Episode 146 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with Erik Milito. He serves as president of National Ocean Industries Association. He previously worked for American Petroleum Institute. NOIA "represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the …
 
In Episode 145 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews a freshman member of Congress: Rep. Yvette Herrell of New Mexico. Congresswoman Yvette Herrell (R-NM) represents New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Last fall, she beat an incumbent Democrat to flip the district back to the Republican column. Born and raised…
 
In Episode 144 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the implications of Rep. Ted Lieu's (D-CA) House Resolution 405 which would "require the Secretary of the Interior to prohibit the use of lead ammunition on United States Fish and Wildlife Service lands, and for other purposes." Lieu is no friend to hunters. Prior to entering Congress …
 
In Episode 143 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes back Aoibheann Cline from Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). Aoibheann is their Western States Coordinator. They discussed the breaking news of CA SB 252 being withdrawn by Senator Wiener, 303x30 executive order, and how sportsmen and women should be cautiously optimistic. SHOW…
 
In Episode 142 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes Bruce and Brian from Sportsmen's Alliance back to the podcast. They discuss CA Senate Bill 252, mention about 2,000 bills have been filed this session, express whether or not sportsmen and women will be represented well under the Biden administration, and more. --- Support this podcast:…
 
In Episode 141 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Lee DeLange, COO of the South Dakota-based GenPro Energy Solutions. GenPro first began as a "solar water pumping distribution company." Today, the company oversees a plethora of projects across the renewable energy space. Lee and Gabriella revisited the Buffalo Roundup, his job at Ge…
 
In Episode 140 of District of Conservation, Gabriella breaks down President Biden's executive order restoring Bears Ears and Grand-Escalante Staircase to pre-2017 levels and discusses one Utah tribe fighting back against Biden's Interior Department for shutting down oil and gas leases on tribal lands in response to Secretarial Order 3395 banning ne…
 
In Episode 139 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) about his reaction to President Joe Biden's executive orders relating to oil and gas leases and national monuments. Plus, his views on public lands; what questions he'll ask of Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland; if Senator Joe Manchin will vote with Repub…
 
In Episode 138 of District of Conservation, Gabriella has an exclusive interview with former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in his final interview. Secretary Bernhardt served in his post from April 2019 until this past Wednesday. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Interior Secretary under the Trump administration. Gabriella previously interview…
 
In Episode 137 of District of Conservation, Gabriella visits with three of the firearms industry's pre-eminent voices across media, grassroots, and manufacturing: Washington Free Beacon's Stephen Gutowski, NSSF's Mark Oliva, and Bearing Arms EIC Cam Edwards. All three gentlemen are past guests of the podcast and Gabriella's to-go for the latest in …
 
In Episode 136 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses these three things: President Trump's legacy on conservation and energy issues; on whether Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will vote with Republicans on energy/conservation issues; and the news about President-elect Biden canceling the Keystone XL pipeline once he assumes office. Working do…
 
In Episode 135 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses some new bills just introduced in Congress relating to wildlife conservation, public lands, and gun rights. Bills Discussed in This Episode: H.R. 286 - Gray Wolf Removal from ESA & DOI Delisting Order on Lower 48 Wolf H.R.247 Public Lands H.R.218 To prohibit future moratoriums on new f…
 
In Episode 134 of District of Conservation, Gabriella talks about the mandate the incoming Biden Administration has on conservation and environmental issues and why Virginia's Sunday Hunting bill must pass. SHOW NOTES Townhall Article Sunday Hunting Factoid Leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Apple Podcasts. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast. --- Support t…
 
In this episode of WQA Radio, WQA’s Susan Keaton talks with WQA President DJ Shannahan about the year that was, in 2020, the impact of COVID-19, how the industry weathered the pandemic, how WQA was able to provide valuable resources, and how the industry is positioned heading into this new year.Later, we’ll have our first Business Insights feature …
 
In Episode 133 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with Brownells Public Relations Specialist Roy Hill for a wide-ranging interview. Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools, survival gear and archery products. The family-owned company proudly s…
 
In Episode 132 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses three key points to kick off 2021. First, goals for the podcast and what content listeners can expect. Two, why Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem shouldn't be shamed for hunting — which is considered responsible recreation. Three, Bureau of Land Ma…
 
In Episode 131 of District of Conservation, Gabriella reveals the five most listened-to episodes of 2020 and previews what listeners can expect on the show in 2021. Top Five Episodes of 2020 1) Katie Pavlich, Townhall.com Editor & Fox News Contributor 2) South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem 3) Biden vs. Trump: Who's Better for Conservation? 4) Samanth…
 
In Episode 130 of District of Conservation, Gabriella gives the skinny on the latest news transpiring from in and around Washington. She discussed ATF withdrawing guidance on a proposal to ban 3-4 million AR-15 pistol braces, which would have been the largest gun confiscation effort in US history had it proceeded; the status of the DESCEND Act and …
 
In Episode 129 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses The North Face's hypocrisy regarding their divestment from oil and gas and the bipartisan The Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act being signed into law by President Trump on December 5th. SHOW NOTES CBS 7 article on The North Face dissing Innovex Innovex's viral letter slamming…
 
In Episode 128 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses President-elect Joe Biden's picks for Interior Secretary and the Environmental Protection Agency and how, if confirmed, both nominees will usher in a climate-centered, preservationist philosophy at their respective departments. SHOW NOTES: CFACT piece on Haaland Scientific American art…
 
In this episode we feature some of the best of our 2020 podcasts. We’ll hear from WQA Hall of Fame award recipient Peter Cartwright, WQA President DJ Shannahan, WQA Mid-Year Leadership speaker Kendall C. Wright, National Groundwater Association President Merritt Partridge, WQRF researcher Dr. Emily Kumpel, and NASA scientist Dr. Jill Williamson, ta…
 
In Episode 127 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses three positive developments on the hunting front that may have slipped under your radar. Good news: COVID-19 has given new life to hunting. And it isn't going extinct anytime soon. Here's why: First, Missouri's Department of Conservation approved a highly-regulated black bear beginning…
 
In Episode 126 of District of Conservation, Gabriella sits down with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler - the agency's 15th administrator. Join in and listen to this wide-ranging interview regarding climate and environmental issues. His bio: On February 28, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as the fifteenth Administrator of the Environme…
 
Our guest in this episode of WQA Radio is Lauren Del Ciello, Managing Editor of Water Quality Products Magazine.Lauren discusses WQP’s annual water treatment industry survey, how it differed from the survey of readers the magazine published last spring when the COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning, how budgets are being affected, and a shift among …
 
In Episode 125 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Kat Cammack - who'll succeed her boss, Ted Yoho, as the congresswoman from Florida's 3rd Congressional District. Cammack grew up on a cattle ranch and is passionate about fishing, agriculture, and water issues in her state. Kat will be the youngest Republican serving in Congress in t…
 
In Episode 124 of District of Conservation, Gabriella highlights three interesting stories from the conservation and energy space. The three stories include: Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) is incoming Ranking Member for House Natural Resources Committee for the 117th Congress; 42 corporations urge incoming Biden admin and Congress to re-enter unenforc…
 
Our guest is Gary Hatch, of Hatch Global Consulting Services and the Chair of the Research Task Force for the Contaminant Occurrence Map project for the Water Quality Research Foundation.Gary discusses how the task force helped to guide the research for the Contaminant Occurrence map, which you can find at wqrf.org/map. Gary has some great insights…
 
In Episode 123 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses two subjects: why National Park Services fees shouldn't go up to Disneyland levels/price out visitors and an update on the strange Utah monolith that appeared, then disappeared on Bureau of Land Management lands. SHOW NOTES Kevin Williamson's Article Arguing to Raise NPS Fees NPS Entra…
 
In Episode 122 of District of Conservation, Gabriella revisits the failed cancellation attempts of Black Rifle Coffee Company, a pro-Second Amendment, pro-conservation brand, and examines four likely contenders to be Biden's Interior Secretary pick. SHOW NOTES Black Rifle Coffee Company Letter in Response to Kenosha Evan Hafer on Dana Show Top Bide…
 
Our guest is Tanya Lubner, PhD and WQA’s Director of Professional Certification & Training. In this episode, we’ll replay the most recent WQA Coffee Break, where Tanya discusses the impact of ethics training, the credibility of following ethical practices, understanding the role of WQA’s Code of Ethics, and how you can use the Ethics training with …
 
In Episode 121 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes back friend of the podcast and NJOA's Cody McLaughlin! They discuss their hunting successes thus far, the future of conservation under a new presidential administration, how spending time outdoors is the ultimate social distancing, urban fisheries, Cody's new house in Alaska, the case f…
 
Our guest in this episode of WQA Radio is Ted Jones, Vice President, North American Dealer Sales, Kinetico Incorporated. Ted discusses his role with Kinetico, his family history in the water treatment industry, his passion for the value of WQA and his outlook for 2021 amid the continuing pandemic. Plus we'll have our WQA Tip.blog.wqa.org…
 
In Episode 120 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes Senator-elect Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) to the podcast. Lummis will begin her term in January 2021. She previously served in the House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017. Cynthia is a dedicated champion of Wyoming’s mineral and energy resources. In Washington, she fought off attacks from …
 
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