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Grand Staircase Escalante
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Friday, March 23, 2018 - 8:15pm
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Threshold Shift is coming back on air with the voices of threatened public lands


Get ready, my friends, as Threshold Shift will be coming back on air in the wee hours between Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 with a VERY special episode featuring recordings by Dr. Bernie Krause recorded in Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I've been feverishly trying to track down recordings of places that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is either leasing or proposing additional leases within--many of which were slated for this month. We'll also be discussing how humans can live in better harmony with these lands via the recordings of Dwight Porter and Dr. Jacob Job featuring more selections from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Additionally, I will be sharing a variety of viewpoints and perspectives from those with ancestral cultural, spiritual, and historical ties to these lands.

This is for all of those beings--above ground and below--that exist in places some have deemed has having "nothing there." Let us immerse you in the awesome, undeniable power and beauty of the Park Side...

For a closer view of the USGS Federal Land Management Map go here. You will be able to see the land regions of the US organized by the organization(s) responsible for managing and conserving them.

For a comprehensive, interactive view of threatened National Monuments go here.

For a now five-year old review of National Parks facing current or potential oil and gas extraction, go here. Under the current administration the list has grown.

For an infographic on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's policies and proposals during his first year, go here.

For Bernie Krause's experience on recording the sound of extinction, go here. 

For Gordon Hempton's experience on recording the disappearing sound of natural quiet, go here