For this episode we sit down with Todd Waldron. Todd is a forester, conservationist, podcaster, and the Northeast Forest Conservation Director for Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society. He is a great guy with lots of passion for conservation. We cover some forestry, why grouse and wood
Publish Date: Sep 17, 2021
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For this episode we sit down with Todd Waldron. Todd is a forester, conservationist, podcaster, and the Northeast Forest Conservation Director for Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society. He is a great guy with lots of passion for conservation. We cover some forestry, why grouse and woodcock are “species of conservation need”, overall trends in conservation, climate change impacts on grouse and beyond, and our hopes and dreams for the future.
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2:55 - What has Todd been up to outdoors recently?
6:00 - What are the big things that are standing out in the sporting conservation world right now?
8:30 - The contrast and transitions between the private forestry consultation, podcasting and the nonprofit world.
11:56 - What does Todd's role entail with the Ruffed Grouse Society? Background and context.
15:37 - Does Ruffed Grouse Society do actual forestry? What do they do on the ground?
17:47 - Species of Greatest Conservation Concern in multiple states... What's going on, how did they get to this state and what are some of the problems?
23:45 - Forest Conservation 101. Getting outdoor enthusiasts more engaged in ecology and forest conservation.
29:15 - How can a regular Joe/Jane who wants to get engaged with forest conservation across the country get the big picture with limited time?
32:45 - Message from our partner podcast, Artemis Sportswomen.
34:50 - Climate change regarding forestry mitigation, grouse and personal experience.
43:08 - What can our hunting and angling communities be doing to move the needle regarding climate change?
47:49 - What is the next step for conservation and shaping our future?
55:11 - Partnerships and collaboratives with land owners to find common values in order to move forward.
57:30 - Learn more about Todd's awesome podcast.
1:00:00 - Parting words of wisdom from Todd Waldron... checkout the cool work that is going on with habitat restoration from the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society.