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On this week's Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell continues the discussion about traditional Tribal foods with Yurok basketweaver Lena Hurd.

From baynuts and seaweed to the abundance in the rivers, Lena shares the harvest from Yurok Country.


Dr. Frank Kanawha Lake tells KHSU that "reinstating traditional burning regimes today benefits not only the tribes and those ecosystems, but also the larger society and the public."  


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Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski celebrates the mountain beaver. This little known mammal is an important part of ecosystem health.

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On this segment of Sound Ecology, Ornithologist Mark Colwell features one of our dynamic coastal residents, the western snowy plover.


Marine Protected Areas conserve the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they depend on and the integrity of marine ecosystems. California's remarkable MPA system protects the productivity, wildness and beauty of our coast and ocean. 

This segment of Sound Ecology highlights regional marine conservation.