Jessie Grossman, U.S. program manager with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, talks about his organization’s focus on connectivity and protecting crucial habitat
On this episode, we chat with Jessie Grossman, the U.S. Program Manager with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y).
Jessie tells us about Y2Y’s focus on connectivity and working to protect habitat that supports a range of wildlife and human activities. Y2Y takes a unique and refreshing approach to facilitate collaboration between multiple groups of stakeholders and rights holders in the Yellowstone to Yukon region.
During the conservation segment, Hunt To Eat’s CEO, Mahting Putelis, joins us to chat about the concept of “corner crossing,” the history of land management in the West, and what it means for accessing public land. We also chat about recent changes to the Washington black bear hunt and a new bill that could advance our understanding and management of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the U.S.
During the food segment, Judy Russ joins us once again to give a primer on spices that every wild game cook should have in their cupboard to impress guests without breaking the bank. Other news includes inside scoops on discount codes for the Hunt To Eat store and a limited-time offer on Hunt To Eat Magazine subscriptions.
Paul (he/him) is an environmental social scientist, hunter, and conservationist. He currently lives in Whitehorse, Yukon (traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council). He has a PhD in environmental studies and is interested in understanding and engaging in the full complexity of the social-ecological systems of hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation. Through his work and writing, he hopes to connect people and their knowledge to contribute to positive and inclusive hunting and conservation communities.