EP 106: Bill Cooksey, Sportsmen Outreach Director at Vanishing Paradise

  In Episode 106 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke to Bill Cooksey. Bill is a Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator at Vanishing Paradise, a project of National Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited started in 2009 to advocate for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta. From meeting with legislators at the state Capitol to connecting outdoor industry leaders to the conservation movement, they are educating on the issue of coastal restoration in duck blinds, out on the water and in D.C. — and everywhere in between. Here's more on Bill's background: From his earliest memories in the river bottoms of West Tennessee, Bill’s [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:07:26-04:00September 22nd, 2020|District of Conservation, Podcasts|0 Comments

EP 105: Michael Shellenberger of Environmental Progress

In Episode 105 of District of Conservation, Gabriella Hoffman spoke to Michael Shellenberger—bestselling author and founder & president of Environmental Progress.  Shellenberger came on to discuss his book, Apocalypse Never, his work with Environmental Progress, why he changed his mind on renewable energy, why he advocates for nuclear energy, the truth about wildfires out West and what the future of environmentalism looks like.   Listen below WATCH   Subscribe to the podcast.  Environmental Progress Website.  Follow Mike on Twitter.    Buy Apocalypse Now Get tickets for Climate Hustle 2.   Credit: Zoom/Michael Shellenberger

By |2020-09-21T12:34:18-04:00September 20th, 2020|District of Conservation, Podcasts|0 Comments

EP 104: Four Federal Environmental & Conservation Updates to Be Aware Of

In Episode 104 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discussed four key policy updates across the environmental and conservation space. ENVIRONMENT: Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) being praised by environmentalists for Superfund Clean-up and the establishment of the new Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains to address abandoned mines and clean-up.  CONSERVATION: The news that USFWS will fully delist the biologically recovered gray wolf in the Lower-48 by year's end and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works deliberated S. 614 (Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2019).  Listen below: ### Subscribe to District of Conservation.Chip in to support [...]

By |2020-09-15T10:56:07-04:00September 14th, 2020|District of Conservation, Podcasts|0 Comments

EP 102: Capt. Josh Saunders of Peake Tide Fishing, Red Drum Whisperer

In Episode 102 of District of Conservation, Gabriella recounts her recent red drum fishing trip with Captain Joshua Saunders of Peake Tide Fishing. Josh launched his fishing charter in 2014. During season, he splits his time between Hampton, Virginia, in the Peninsula and his home base of Kilmarnock in Northern Neck. Although she hooked-up a bull red and it got away, there's still many a fish tale to tell. Josh worked very hard to help put Gabriella on the board and the fish didn't cooperate, despite having success catching them earlier in the week. But guess what? That's okay. Anglers must [...]

By |2020-09-08T12:40:27-04:00September 8th, 2020|District of Conservation, Podcasts|0 Comments

EP 95: Make Seafood Sexy Again with Chef Andrew Gruel

In Episode 95 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with Chef Andrew Gruel. Chef Andrew Gruel is currently the Founder and Executive Chef of Slapfish Restaurant, the award-winning food truck turned international brick and mortar, based out of Huntington Beach, CA. Chef Gruel’s goal is to make “seafood sexy again.”   Slapfish was established in 2011 by Chef Andrew Gruel as a food truck in California, focused on serving fresh, honest seafood. The concept has since become the fastest growing fast-casual seafood restaurant in North America, with over 20 brick-and-mortar locations and more than 150 in development. Known for its emphasis on [...]

By |2020-08-11T11:09:32-04:00August 5th, 2020|District of Conservation, Podcasts|Comments Off on EP 95: Make Seafood Sexy Again with Chef Andrew Gruel

EP 94: U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)

In Episode 94 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO). U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the junior senator from Colorado and chief architect of the recently passed Great American Outdoors Act, sits down with our host to update viewers and listeners about the campaign, how he got the Great American Outdoors Act across the finish line, if conservatives/Republicans can be conservationists, how the relocation of Bureau of Land Management from DC to Grand Junction is going, his favorite outdoor setting, and more. Watch the interview on YouTube. Learn more about Senator Gardner's re-election campaign here. Follow the [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:32:31-04:00August 3rd, 2020|District of Conservation, Podcasts|Comments Off on EP 94: U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)

EP 93: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

In Episode 93 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke with Aoibheann Cline and Ellary Tucker Williams of Congressional Sportsmen Foundation. You don't want to miss this girl-power episode. The ladies spoke about the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, the problem of 30x30 legislation, AB 3030, the Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume VI report, their bipartisan work, how to get women in the outdoors, and much more. Since 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen’s organization in the political arena. CSF’s [...]

By |2020-08-12T09:34:42-04:00July 27th, 2020|District of Conservation, Podcasts|Comments Off on EP 93: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

EP 92: Mountain Dew ‘Outdoor Stimulus’ Program, New Salmon Farm Coming to Maryland’s Eastern Shore

In Episode 92 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses two interesting updates on the conservation front. First, the fanfare associated with Mountain Dew's new "Out Here It's DEW" campaign, which has closed on account of 5,000 people applying (WOW). Second, she discussed the new $1 billion salmon farm operation coming to Maryland's Eastern Shore starting 2021. District of Conservation is now powered by CFACT.  SHOW NOTES:  Mountain Dew 'Out Here It's DEW' campaign & Forbes Article on it Chesapeake Bay Magazine Article on New Salmon Farm

By |2020-08-10T09:51:27-04:00July 21st, 2020|District of Conservation, Podcasts|Comments Off on EP 92: Mountain Dew ‘Outdoor Stimulus’ Program, New Salmon Farm Coming to Maryland’s Eastern Shore