Nell Larson

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Nell Larson has been the director of Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter since 2013, but has been a co-host of This Green Earth since 2009.  Prior to her role as director at Swaner, Nell acted as Conservation Director, where she focused on the restoration and management of the 1,200 acre nature preserve, implementing projects geared toward stream restoration, water quality, wildlife habitat, and trails.  Nell grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Yale, as well as her master of Environmental Management with a focus in ecology at the Yale School of Forestry.  Outside of work, Nell loves to ski - both Nordic and alpine - sail, hike, travel, kickball, and generally take advantage of Utah's great outdoors.

Ways to Connect

Nell is back with a summary of her trip to Bhutan. Then, an interview with Dan McNulty, professor at Utah State University who is studying Moose population trends within Utah.

Hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak talk to Dan Simberloff about his new book "Invasive Species". Then they speak with Roslyn Brain and Joel Glanzberg about sustainability and perma culture.

Today, Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak talk about a number of stories in the news, all fossil related. In the second half, a discussion on how a healthy wolf population makes for thinner elk herds which allow more berries to grow which results in happy bears.

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome entomologist Dennis vanEnglesdorp to This Green to talk about his recent paper on the health of bees gathering pollen from plants sprayed with insecticides and other chemicals. The the policy director of HEAL Utah Matt Pacenza talks about why the state needs to pursue cleaner renewable energy resource and why the public should be involved.

vanEnglesdorp's TED Video:

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