March 16, 2022

Episode 59: Beth Pratt on Building a Wildlife Crossing for LA’s Cougars

On this episode: The “Brad Pitt” of cougars, wildlife over crossings, and “The Californians”. We’re talking with Beth Pratt, Regional Executive Director, California at National Wildlife Federation about the upcoming wildlife crossing over “The” 101 freeway in Los Angeles at Liberty Canyon and her work as an advocate for wildlife.

Show Notes

  • 00:40 – Introducing Beth Pratt
  • 04:00 – Who is P-22 and what and where is this wildlife crossing?
  • 13:35 – The story of how the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing went from dream to ground breaking
  • 18:00 – Why is it important to connect open spaces for wildlife, and what can we do as individuals to help?
  • 21:30 – What animals will benefit from the wildlife crossing?
  • 28:00 – P-22 Day (October 22nd)
  • 30:55 – Approaching wildlife advocacy from an MBA perspective
  • 35:35 – What is the impact this wildlife crossing will have?
  • 43:00 – Design considerations for wildlife crossings

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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