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

In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris and Nell speak with Bryn Carey, owner of Ski Butlers here in town.  Bryn just returned from a Climate Reality Conference where he became certified as a climate reality trainer.  He'll describe what he learned and what steps he'll take with respect to climate change going forward.  

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Diane Ackerman, author of "The Human Age - The World Shaped by Us".   After that they talk weather, climate and why 2014 will be the warmest on record with Dr. Jeff Masters, Director of Meteorology at the website "Weather Underground".   

Today, Chris and Nell first speak with Todd Wilkinson, author of "Last Stand - Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet" (and return bison to the American West). Then they speak to Richard Heinberg, a Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute and author of a number of books on energy and the economy including:  "Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future". 

In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris and Nell talk about how a Republican-controlled House and Senate will impact environmental regulations, the Keystone XL Pipeline and the U.S.E.P.A. David Goldstein, Public Affairs Director with the NRDC is their guest.

In this edition of This Green Earth,  hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome Tina Smith and Francis Millard who are members of the Friends of Kamas Valley to talk about the proposed Tesoro pipeline.

In this edition of This Green Earth hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson first have Insa Riepen of Recycle Utah on to discuss water conservation and hazardous waste. Then Jason Utgaard, owner of the Spotted Door, an online business that sells only recycled and re-purposed goods. Finally Bryn Carey, owner of Ski Butlers who is on his way to Rio to attend Al Gore's Climate Reality Project training.

  In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell first speak with Brian Kahn, a local financial advisor. They talk about how one can set up an investment portfolio that matches your environmental values and beliefs.  In the second part of the show, they speak with local citizens who are in support of Proposition 1, a referendum which considers $25 million dollars to purchase open space and recreational facilities. 

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson first speak with Chris Crockett, an aquatic biologist with the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources.  Crockett specializes in amphibians and discusses the re-introduction of the Columbia Spotted Frog into Swaner Preserve.  After that, Chris and Nell speak with Katy Wang of the Park City Film Series about their latest film,  A Fierce Green Fire, a documentary about the origins of the environmental movement here in the U.S.

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell welcome Keya Chatergee of the World Wildlife Fund. New research has found that there has been an alarming drop in the animal population.  

Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, joins hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to discuss all things weather and climate.  He summarizes our past summer's temperatures and precipitation.  He also announces that Park City is getting a new Climate Station at the Public Library.

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