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Thu, Aug 25, 2005

Ishi's Wilderness, part 1

Posted at 09:00 /shows/wild_places [link [Bookmark Link]]
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[Ira Jacknis and Ishi's artifacts]
This wild places program is part one of Steve’s exploration of the mysterious Ishi Wilderness. This wilderness is in the Lassen National Forest, in northeastern California.

Steve learns about Ishi from Ira Jacknis, the Research Anthropologist from the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. He tells the story of Ishi, for whom the wilderness is named, and talks about how he lived. (Ishi’s life was best documented in a book, Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America, by Theordora Kroeber. There is also an excellent documentary available on video.)

Steve calls the Lassen National Forest to find out about visiting the wilderness. In part two, he’ll report on his trip there, and in the process discover another mystery.

Thu, Aug 11, 2005

Wild but not Wilderness, part 2

Posted at 14:00 /shows/wild_places [link [Bookmark Link]]
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[Map] This wild places program is part two of an exploration of unprotected, potential wilderness areas in California. Steve talks about the Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act. He quotes a statement by Congressman Mike Thompson, and a Sacramento Bee editorial about the act.

Steve interviews Ryan Henson, the policy director for the California Wilderness Coalition (CWC). Ryan talks about some areas which would become wilderness under the act, including Cache Creek, the lost coast of the King Range, and proposed additions to the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

Tue, Aug 02, 2005

Wild but not Wilderness, part 1

Posted at 17:00 /shows/wild_places [link [Bookmark Link]]
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[Bryn Jones] This wild places program is part one of an exploration of unprotected, potential wilderness areas in California. Ryan Henson, the policy director for the California Wilderness Coalition (CWC), talks about their Citizen Wilderness Inventory project. Steve mentions the California Wild Heritage Act, and talks about the development threatening some proposed wilderness additions to Joshua Tree National Park.

Steve interviews Bryn Jones, the desert program director for the CWC, to find out some special desert wilderness areas to visit. Bryn talks about the Avawatz Mountains, some additions to Death Valley National Park, and the Soda Mountains.

Part 2 of Wild but not Wilderness will continue with descriptions of unprotected wilderness areas in coastal northern California.


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