Who are the keepers of the Greater Everglades ecosystem? They are men and women spanning different backgrounds, professions, socio-economic statuses—all united under the banner of safeguarding the Everglades and ensuring this wild place withstands the test of time and increased urbanization.

In conjunction with the release of Episode 4 of “Conservation Nation,” District of Conservation host Gabriella Hoffman has released extended interviews with the video subjects, Florida cattle ranchers Matt Pearce and Brad Phares.

In Episode 162, Gabriella highlights conversations she had with Florida ranchers Brad Phares and Matt Pearce on how they work to sustain the Greater Everglades ecosystem and conservation while running their operations.

Watch Conservation Nation Episode 4: How Cows Keep Florida Green

Learn more about Brad Phares’ projects: Between the Beaches Podcast & Cowhunters Unlimited

Learn more about Matt Pearce’s work: Pearce Cattle Company

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  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com