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Natural Resources University


Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based information for natural resource management.

Funding for this project comes from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.


Jan 31, 2023

In 2021, the Montana and Idaho legislatures each passed a suite of bills liberalizing wolf hunting. These changes ignited national debate around fair chase ethics, norms of state wildlife management decision-making, and potential relisting of wolves in the Northern Rockies under the Endangered Species Act.

Honing in on...

Jan 30, 2023

Is the science settled? Will and Marcus have a deep discussion about what we learned from the first few episodes, what data we have, what is missing, and where we should go from here.

Paper: Considerations for Timing of Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons in the Southeastern
United States

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Jan 26, 2023

It’s easy to see wolf management in two buckets: full protection under the Endangered Species Act or unregulated wolf hunting. But successful management of established wildlife populations is most often somewhere in the middle, with hunting used both as a tool and a conservation funding mechanism.

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Jan 25, 2023

Marcus is joined by Laurel Kays, Fire Learning Network Manager of The Nature Conservancy. Learn of the programs and networking support in which fire professionals are helping landowners to understand and navigate getting fire on their lands.

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Jan 23, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Mike Chamberlain discusses various aspects of wild turkey biology and ecology, signs of problems across many states, how hunter harvest could be contributing to wild turkey decline, and potential solutions.

Paper: Status and distribution of wild turkeys in theUnited States in 2019

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