WLC Blogs
ETH 221: There's No Such Thing as Wilderness: An Alternate History of the National Park Service

ETH 221: There’s No Such Thing as Wilderness: An Alternate History of the National Park Service

Historian Mark David Spence is the author of “Dispossessing the Wilderness”, which explores the often obscured history of the forced removal of Native Americans from the landscapes that would become our first national parks.  Yosemite, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks ...
ETH 220: That Insurrection Thing

ETH 220: That Insurrection Thing

Remember that insurrection thing that happened on January 6th? Well we’re here to talk about it! On today’s episode we convene a roundtable discussion with Wild Lens Inc. co-founder Matt Podolsky, former Senior Producer for the show, Gregory Haddock, and ...
ETH 219: Legends, Locals and Pink Dolphins

ETH 219: Legends, Locals and Pink Dolphins

In this episode, we chat with Suzanne Smith, Founder and Executive Director of the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation about her efforts to conserve the endangered River Dolphins in the Amazon through research, education and collaboration. We talk about how ...
ETH 218: Possums, Stoats and Weasels...Oh My!

ETH 218: Possums, Stoats and Weasels…Oh My!

New Zealand is known as a land of extensive wilderness and pristine ecosystems, but, as with pretty much every single other natural habitat on this planet, it isn’t without its issues. These isolated islands have got some pretty big problems ...
2020 - A Year of Reckoning

2020 – A Year of Reckoning

In January of 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic changed the world forever, we held a small Wild Lens Collective retreat in Bend, OR. A small group of filmmakers, photographers and journalists who had met a few months earlier at the ...
ETH 217: Biodiversity and Climate Change: 1 Coin 2 Sides

ETH 217: Biodiversity and Climate Change: 1 Coin 2 Sides

Rosalind Helfand was enamored with the wild hills of Simi Valley as a child. Their continuous destruction by human expansion ignited a quest for justice that has embedded Roz on the frontlines fighting for environmental and social issues her entire ...
ETH 216: Orcas, Salmon and...Trees?

ETH 216: Orcas, Salmon and…Trees?

Creative Commons: Christopher Prentiss Michel In the picturesque Pacific Northwest lies an incredible landscape where the sea and mountain meet. This environment means life on land and sea are deeply intertwined with one another. In this episode, we will explore ...
ETH 215: How A 12-Year-Old Banned Plastic in Bali

ETH 215: How A 12-Year-Old Banned Plastic in Bali

‘’We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.’’- J K Rowling. This holds true for the 19 year old changemaker-Melati Wijsen. Credit: WorldofmeMarie I’m Aishwarya Sridhar, a wildlife filmmaker ...
ETH 214: The Great Iwokrama Experiment

ETH 214: The Great Iwokrama Experiment

What is the first thing that you think of if you hear the words “tropical forest conservation”? You wouldn’t be alone in imagining an untouched, fenced-off expanse of land, but today we’re going to discuss how it is possible to ...