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Blue Dot: A Range of Biodiversity: the Klamath Mountains Pt. 2

Backpacker in the Trinity Alps
Michael Kauffmann
Backpacker in the Trinity Alps

Host Dave Schlom is once again joined by special co-host Michael Kauffmann, co-editor and publisher of The Klamath Mountains: A Natural History, as we conclude our two-part look at one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.

In this episode, Dave and Michael examine the incredible forests of the Klamaths with two Cal Poly Humboldt professors who are deeply involved in studying them, Lucy Kerhoulas and Rosemary Sherriff.

In the final segment, Dave and Michael are joined by Justin Garwood, coeditor of the book and an environmental scientist working for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, to talk about the diversity of wildlife found in the Klamath Mountains.

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.