Our Nature with James Ehlers

Join James as he visits Vermont’s people, her places, and the possibilities. Stories from the woods, waters, farms, and backyards to help us work through the issues of living with the land in 21st Century Vermont.

And, remember, chips are for kindlin’ not for shoulders.

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Season 3, Episode 1
February 17, 2017
Featuring Robb Kidd of Sierra Club Vermont and Austin Davis of 350.org

Season 2, Episode 26
February 10, 2017
Featuring Laura Subin of the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana

Season 2, Episode 25
February 3, 2017
Featuring Loren Hierl and Jake Perkinson of the League of Vermont Conservation Voters

Season 2, Episode 24
January 27, 2017
James Ehlers talks with callers and discusses how to protect everyone's interest in a healthy, safe, vibrant Vermont

Season 2, Episode 23
January 20, 2017
James Ehlers Analyzes Treasurer's Champlain Phosphorus Reduction Report

Season 2, Episode 22
December 16, 2016
Featuring Robb Kidd of the Sierra Club (Vermont Chapter) and Jon Groveman of the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Repeat episodes aired on December 23rd and 30th. No new episodes recorded

Season 2, Episode 21
December 16, 2016
Featuring Beth Pearce, VT State Treasurer

Season 2, Episode 20
December 9, 2016
Featuring Roger Allbee, former secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, and Regeneration Vermont's Will Allen

Season 2, Episode 19
December 2, 2016
Featuring Vermont writer and storyteller Bill Torrey

No Episode Recorded for November 24

Season 2, Episode 18
November 17, 2016
Featuring Vermonters Bill Sayre and Sam Lincoln

No Episode Recorded for November 11

Season 2, Episode 17
November 4, 2016
Featuring Vermont Director of Wildlife Mark Scott, and Vermont Game Warden Mark Schichtle

Season 2, Episode 16
October 28, 2016
Featuring Hotel Vermont Executive Chef Doug Paine and VT Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter

Season 2, Episode 15
October 21, 2016
Featuring Corey Decker of Women Grow and Joel Bedard of Vermont Hemp Company

Season 2, Episode 14
October 14, 2016
Featuring David Deen of the Connecticut River Watershed Council

Season 2, Episode 13
October 7, 2016
Featuring singer-songwriter Jamell Rogers

Season 2, Episode 12
September 30, 2016
Featuring Conservation Program Director Mark LaVarr and State Director Jim Shallow of Audubon Vermont

Season 2, Episode 11
September 23, 2016
Featuring Brenna Galdenzi of Protect Our Wildlife and Dr. Peggy Larson

Season 2, Episode 10
September 16, 2016
Featuring Darren Springer, Chief of Staff, VT Governor Peter Shumlin

Season 2, Episode 9
September 9, 2016
Featuring Dr. Jon Erickson and Dr. Brian Voigt of the UVM Gund Institute

Season 2, Episode 8
September 2, 2016
Featuring Will Allen of Cedar Circle Farm and Michael Colby of Regeneration Vermont

Season 2, Episode 7
August 26, 2016
Featuring Brian Fitzgerald of the Vermont Natural Resource Council and Free Vermont Rivers, and Rich Kirn of Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Season 2, Episode 6
August 19, 2016
Featuring Bill Sayre of the A Johnson Company and Sam Lincoln of Lincoln Timber Harvesting

Season 2, Episode 5
August 12, 2016
Featuring Mark Nelson and Robb Kidd from the Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club

Season 2, Episode 4
August 5, 2016
Featuring Annette Smith and John Brabant of Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Season 2, Episode 3
July 29, 2016
Featuring Kim Royer, Special Assistant to the Commissioner of VT F&W, and Chris Bernier, Fur Bearer Biologist for VT F&W.

Season 2, Episode 2
July 22, 2016
Featuring Mike Ather and Phil Brett of Backyard Wilderness

Season 2, Episode 1
July 15, 2016
Featuring Dr. Will Allen and Michael Colby of Regeneration Vermont

Season 1, Episode 26
July 8, 2016
Featuring Mark Naud and Marc Sherman of the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center

Season 1, Episode 25
July 1, 2016
Featuring Ricky the Meadmaker and Kelly Klein, CEO of Groennfell Meadery

Season 1, Episode 24
June 24, 2016
Featuring VT Game Warden Chad Barrett and VT Fish and Wildlife Black Bear Biologist Forrest Hammond

Season 1, Episode 23
June 17, 2016
Featuring Director of Vermont State Parts Craig Whipple and Jessica Savage, Recreation Program Manager for VT Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

Season 1, Episode 22
June 10, 2016
Featuring Juliana Dixon and Eric LaMontagne of Lake Champlain International

Season 1, Episode 21
June 3, 2016
Featuring Conservation Law Foundation's Chris Kilian and Rebekah Weber

Season 1, Episode 20
May 27, 2016
Featuring Chief of Stowe Mountain Rescue Doug Veliko and team member Tom Rogers

Season 1, Episode 19
May 20, 2016
Featuring Will Nolan of Swilly's Lurecraft

Season 1, Episode 18
May 13, 2016
Featuring 82nd Airborne Veteran Josh Gerasmof and Alex MacDonald from Vermont's Project Healing Waters

Season 1, Episode 17
May 6, 2016
Featuring Vermont F&W Fisheries Director Eric Palmer and VT F&W Fisheries Program Manager Rich Kirn

Season 1, Episode 16
April 29, 2016
Featuring Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell and Chief Innovation Officer Josh Castonguay



Episode 15 recording not available



Season 1, Episode 14
April 15, 2016
Featuring Deputy Tourism Commissioner Steve Cook and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter

Season 1, Episode 13
April 8, 2016
Featuring Jim Shallow of Audubon Vermont and Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva
First 90 seconds of recording not available.

Season 1, Episode 12
April 1, 2016
Featuring Judith McLaughlin and John Barrows from the Lake Carmi Campers Association

Season 1, Episode 11
March 25, 2016
Featuring Bill Stritzler and Mark Delaney of Smuggler's Notch Resort

Season 1, Episode 10
March 18, 2016
Featuring Brian and Nate Dubie of Dubie Family Maple

Season 1, Episode 9
March 11, 2016
Featuring VT Fish & Wildlife Land and Habitat Manager John Austin,
and VT Fish & Wildlife Diversity Manager Steve Parren

Season 1, Episode 8
March 4, 2016
Featuring guests Sean Lawson of Lawson's Finest Liquids and John Kimmich of The Alchemist Brewery

Season 1, Episode 7
February 26, 2016
Featuring guests Meghan Sheridan of Vermont Fresh Network and Chef Doug Paine of Hotel Vermont

Season 1, Episode 6
February 19, 2016
Featuring guests Martin Wolf from Seventh Generation and Chris Miller from Ben and Jerry's

Season 1, Episode 5
February 12, 2016
Featuring guests Rose Paul and Eve Frankl from the Vermont Chapter of the Nature Conservancy

Season 1, Episode 4
February 5, 2016
Featuring guests Lindsay Harris of Mountain Home Farm and Amy Huyffer of Strafford Organic Creamery

Season 1, Episode 3
January 29, 2016
Featuring former and current Commissioners of Vermont Fish and Wildlife Patrick Berry and Louis Porter

Season 1, Episode 2
January 22, 2016
Featuring guests Nate Smead of Friends of Berlin Pond and Paul Dunkling Ray's Seafood Restaurant and Market

Season 1, Episode 1
January 15, 2016
Featuring guests Bob Fischer of Green Mountain Water Environment Association and Julie Moore of Stone Environmental

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