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Your Wild Place
59 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Episode 36: PART ONE - From Conservation to Collaboration with Zach Hagadone
Most people living in the Northwest are at least somewhat familiar with the infamous Timber Wars. But the history of the Timber Wars is far more complex and dynamic than we are led to believe. There was strife and a clashing of cultures, of course. But there is also a rich history of collaboration between the timber industry, conservationists, and government entities like the Forest Service. Join us as Zach Hadagone, Editor of The Reader walks us through the lead-up to the Timber Wars. This is the first episode in a three-part series. So stay tuned for more!
41 minutes | May 27, 2022
Ep 35: Mushroom Foraging w/ Don Childress
In the latest episode of Your Wild Place, we talk to local mushroom extraordinaire, Don Childress, about foraging for fungi in the Scotchmans. Our wild backyard is full of nourishing food – berries, greens, and mushrooms are abundant. But knowing how to forage safely and responsibly is key to being a friend of our forests. Don will tell you all about the fungi that are harvestable in the spring as well as the fall. You’ll be surprised to know that morels are not the only delicious and abundant edible mushrooms in our local forests. Your wild place is a Podcast produced by the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness about the wild people and places in North Idaho and Northwest Montana.
39 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Ep 34: Wintering In the Scotchmans w/ Laura Wolf
Do grizzly bears live in the Scotchmans? What's one of the most common causes of moose mortality in the Idaho Panhandle? How do mountain goats survive the winter on Scotchman Peak? Laura Wolf has the answers to all of your local wildlife questions.
34 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Ep 33: Big Game Hunting w/ Don Clark
In the latest episode of Your Wild Place, we talk to Don Clark about hunting and Montana living. Don Clark is a retired teacher, and avid sportsman, a resident of Libby, Montana, and a passionate advocate for Wilderness. You’ll hear some of Don’s wild stories and find out what happens when a seasoned hunter and wildlife biologist get together to lead a gaggle of teens on a mountain lion hunt.
5 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Ep 32: First Snow with Olivia Lynch
Sandpoint High School student Olivia Lynch describes a riveting experience with changing weather conditions in the Selkirks that offered her wisdom and clarity for life.
5 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Ep 31: Carter Creek Road with Wesley Simko
Join us for our second winning scholarship essay podcast from recent Clark Fork High School graduate Wesley Simko. Wes shares a story of lessons learned from the unpredictability and freedom of the outdoors.
6 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Ep 30: Big Fish in a Small Town with Madeline Wuthrich
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness scholarship competition winner Madeline Wuthrich reads her essay "Fishing!" on this episode of Your Wild Place. Join us in listening to this story of family, fish, and fun in the outdoors. Congratulations Madeline!
18 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Ep 29: Well in the Wild
How can we incorporate the natural world into our mental health care routine? How does place impact our state of mind? Listen to this episode of Your Wild Place as we discuss these questions and more with psychotherapist Sheila Murray. You can learn more about her work at https://www.sheilamurray.com/
13 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Ep 28: Rico Maloney's Ode To Montana
In episode 28 of Your Wild Place, we're listening to an outsider's perspective on the wilds of Montana. Rico Maloney shares his epic adventure through western Montana while waxing poetic about the state. If you love Montana, you'll love this story!
43 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Ep 27: Caleb's Miracle
Every Christmas, we're reminded of one of our favorite Christmas stories. Caleb’s Miracle by Sandy Compton is a classic Christmas tale of 1889 Montana. It’s Montana’s birth year, 1889, and the Blascomb boys and their father, Bill, are headed to Dillon for some Christmas shopping. As they ride up the Beaverhead River, they encounter the Thornton family, late of Texas, and fear facing a Christmas without gifts. You can purchase an illustrated copy of Caleb's Miracle here: http://bluecreekpress.com/books/calebs-miracle/
10 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Ep 26: Walking With Henry David Thoreau
Learn a little more about Henry David Thoreau as Phil Hough, Justine Murray, and Jim Mellon share their love for his essay "Walking". Hear a few passages from "Walking", as read by Jim Mellon, while sauntering in the woods or just relaxing after a long day. Full Text of "Walking": https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1022/1022-h/1022-h.htm
8 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Bonus Episode: What are you thankful for?
We're all thankful for wild places. Hear a few reasons some FSPW board and staff are. Why are you thankful for wild places? We'd love to hear form you!
17 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Ep 25: What's your favorite Wilderness?
Join Britta as she chats with Drew Seitz, an instructor with NOLS. Drew's had some amazing times in Wilderness areas. And not just his backyard Wilderness areas in the Wind River Range. Join us for an armchair adventure on this episode of Your Wild Place.
45 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Ep 24: The Unlikely Thru-Hiker
The Unlikely Thru-Hiker is the story of a young black man setting off from the city with an extremely overweight pack and a willfully can-do attitude. What follows are lessons on preparation, humility, race relations, and nature’s wild unpredictability. Through it all, Derick (Mr. Fabulous) refuses to let any challenge squash his inner Pollyanna, persevering with humor, tenacity, and an unshakeable commitment to grooming that sees him from Georgia to Maine.
41 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Ep 23: Horses, Wilderness, & Louis L'Amour
Join us for a conversation with Alan and Jesika Harper, a couple that shares a love of exploring Wilderness areas on horseback. Find out how it all ties in with Louis L'Amour on this episode of Your Wild Place.
29 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Ep 22: "Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's a beautiful fall in the Scotchmans and there's every reason to get outside for a little escape. What better time to reflect on the importance and value of nature than the present? Join Henry as he reads a selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Nature."
38 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Ep 21: Coming Back To Nature
This week we hear from Eric Bond and Andrew Sorg. Eric and Andrew worked in the Sandpoint, Idaho, tech industry early in their careers, but left for the big city in search of something more. A few years later, they found themselves right back where they started. Listen as Eric and Andrew share the path back to their wild place.
27 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Ep 20: Train To Hunt
With hunting season just getting started across the northwest, we thought we'd ask our friend Kenton Clairmont what we could do to get in shape for the season. Kenton talks about his Train to Hunt events and programs aimed at keeping hunters healthy and successful. To learn more, check out the website at http://www.traintohunt.com/.
12 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Ep 19: Kootenai Critter Tales
Hear some of the great wildlife stories submitted to Montana Wilderness Association's Kootenai Critters program. If you haven't found out what your secret Kootenai Critter identity is yet, there's still time (https://wildmontana.org/wild-life/quiz-whats-your-secret-kootenai-critter-identity) Stories in this episode read by Henry Jorden, Allie Maloney, and Britta Mireley.
12 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Ep 18: Hidden Basin and the Romance of Wild Places
Libby, Mont., author Jack DeShazer loves the Scotchman Peaks. He's been all over the western United States and he always finds himself coming back to the Scotchmans. This chapter about the magic of the wild Scotchmans is from his book, "The Land Beyond All Roads."
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