The Nature of Idaho

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The Nature of Idaho: Zoo Idaho, Idaho Museum of Natural History to Debut Radio Show

 

Zoo Idaho and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will be bringing the wonders of Idaho’s natural world to the airwaves.

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The half-hour program features Peter Pruett, Zoo Idaho Superintendent, and Dr. Leif Tapanila, Director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, highlighting how the Gem State’s wild places have shaped Idaho’s past, present and future. The show features regular segments on nature news and a fun fact.

“Idaho has so much to offer in terms of varied landscapes, habitats, geology, and people,” said Peter Pruett. “ ‘The Nature of Idaho’ is about sharing our excitement for all that is wild Idaho - the places and the faces.”

"We hope our listeners will take a little time with us to reconnect with nature, whether we're talking about digging up dinosaurs or listening to crickets in the backyard,” said Dr. Leif Tapanila. “There's always something amazing going on outside."

Those who are unable to catch the airing of The Nature of Idaho can download a podcast of previous episodes at kisu.org/programs/TheNatureOfIdaho.

NATURE OF IDAHO AUDIO ARCHIVE

We speak with Russell Graham, research forester at the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Moscow, Idaho, and we’ll be talking about forest fires in Idaho from the Big Burn in 1910 to the Murphy Complex in 2007.


In this episode of The Nature of Idaho, Leif Tapanila and Peter Pruett  speak with Corey Wight, owner of The Sand Trap and the admin for Pocatello Trails Facebook page, and we’ll be talking about mountain biking. We will discuss the trails, bike races, community involvement, economic impact, and the fact that we have one of the biggest network of trails in the west.


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We speak with Dr. Chuck Peterson, Professor of Biology at Idaho State University.  We’ll be talking about citizen science… ways that everyday people can help record important scientific observations about the natural world. Let’s get involved!


We speak with Zach Lockyer, Regional Wildlife Manager at Idaho Fish and Game. We’ll be talking about hunting in Idaho, from elk to forest grouse -- and everything in between.



The Nature of Idaho - Urban Rivers

Aug 5, 2019

Our hosts for The Nature of Idaho, Leif Tapanila and Peter Pruett, welcome Hanna Sanger, Science and Environment Administrator for the city of Pocatello to discuss the complex relationship between Idaho residents and waterways in an urban setting and how we view our rivers as both a resource and recreation opportunity.  

The Nature of Idaho - Craters of the Moon

May 9, 2019

Listen to expert volcanologist Dr. Shannon Kobs-Nawotniak discuss the historical, national, and geological significance of Craters of the Moon National Monument.


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