Dr. David Stoner, Research Assistant Professor for Wildland Resources at Utah State University, joins the show to talk about encounters with wildlife. Now that summer is here and more people are hiking and camping, Stoner gives us the facts about mountain lions, shares why drought and warming have the potential to increase human encounters, and tells us the best way to handle an encounter.
On this week's This Green Earth, hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak speak with special guests including: (01:57) Nicholas Mallos, senior director of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Program. He’ll be discussing the recent ban on single-use plastics in National Parks and the positive outcomes this could have on the health of our oceans. Then (23:54), Dr. David Stoner, , Research Assistant Professor of Wildland Resources at Utah State University, joins the show to talk about his research on Utah’s mountain lions, their populations, and best practices when living in mountain lion habitat.