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Thu, Oct 13, 2005
This wild places program is about the science of night time in wilderness. How does the sky glow from cities, and light pollution in general affect wilderness areas?
Steve interviews Chad Moore, a physical scientist with the National Park Service, and leader of their night sky research team. He talks about measuring light pollution in the parks.
Steve talks with Dr. Travis Longcore, the science director of the Urban Wildlands Group. Along with Catherine Rich, they edited a book, Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting, which contains the definitive collection of scientific papers on the subject.
Both Chad Moore and Dr. Longcore mentioned that the International Dark Sky Association is a good place for all kinds of information related to light pollution, it's prevention, and dark-sky science in general.
Thu, Oct 06, 2005
This wild places program is about places where the wilderness is particularly good at night. Steve talks to some amateur astronomers about their passion for the darkness of the backcountry.
Chad Moore, a physical scientist for the National Park Service, tells us about National Parks where the sky is really dark:
Part 2 will be about the science of darkness in The Wilderness at Night.
Thu, Sep 01, 2005
Steve started hiking from the Deer Creek trailhead, and explored a couple of miles into the wilderness. He feels a heightened appreciation for the way the Yahi lived, and discovers another, a modern mystery.
Thu, Aug 25, 2005
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
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
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.