Slow Recovery Timeline For Wind-Torn Northern Forests, Lead Ammunition And Wildlife Exposure, National-Level Look At Pipeline Trespassing Laws

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Our guest says July’s wind storm left lasting damage — years’ worth of recovery — in northern forests. Then we look at how much of a threat lead exposure still is to state wildlife. And we discuss different states’ efforts to penalize people for damaging or trespassing near oil and gas pipelines.

Featured in this Show

  • Northern Wisconsin Forests To Recover Slowly From Summer Wind Storm

    This past summer’s violent wind storm did damage to forest land in northern Wisconsin that our guest says will take years to recover and reforest.

  • The Effect Of Lead From Hunting On Other Wildlife

    The Northwoods Wildlife Center recently found a bald eagle with high lead toxicity levels. They think it had been eating prey that contained lead. We talk to a wildlife writer and researcher about some of the history of lead bullets use in Wisconsin hunting, and what alternatives there may be.

  • As States Consider Creating Harsher Penalties For Pipeline Protesters, Free Speech Issues Raised

    Several states across the country — including Wisconsin — have pursued more stringent laws related to trespassing or damaging oil and gas pipelines. We talk to a national reporter to learn more about these laws and talk to a political scientist about the potential legal ramifications.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Larry Parnass Guest
  • Patrick Durkin Guest
  • Jennifer A. Dlouhy Guest
  • Eric Kasper Guest