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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

HSU Earthday Symposium on Marijuana and Environment-audio of the event Featured

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 Just ahead of Earth Day 2013, the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) hosted an Earthday Symposium on Marijuana and Environment. The event, held on the Humboldt State University Campus on April 19 and 20, 2013, attracted policymakers, grassroots environmental organizations, activists, scientists, students, and community members.

According to a description of the symposium on the  HIIMR website, "We are at a critical juncture regarding marijuana policy in the United States, where the shifting legal and political landscape requires policymakers, environmental organizations, researchers, and growers to adapt quickly.    Panelists will share their expertise and insights around the multitude of environmental issues related to the marijuana industry – whether it be climate harming reliance on indoor growing nationwide, or the local Northern California issues of fish and wildlife protections, land use policy, water quality, forest degradation, and other environmental impacts."

The Symposium was sponsored by:
The HSU Sociology Department, the Environment and Community Program, the Environmental Protection Information Center, the Salmonid Restoration Federation, and the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research.

Related KMUD News Post:
HSU Symposium on Marijuana and the Environment-audio posted

Use the players below to hear or download the audio from each of the presentations/panels. The audio was provided by KMUD News Correspondent, Eric Black.

Earthday Symposium on Marijuana and Environment
Friday, April 19,10:30 – 12:30 pm-Stories from the Frontlines:Reporting on the Culture and Practice of Marijuana Agriculture
Panelists:
Mikal Jakubal, Plants for the People
Kym Kemp, Reporter, Lost Coast Outpost
Emily Brady, author of Humboldt Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier
Kerry Reynolds, KMUD
Note: the sound at the start is a bit rough on this clip but clears up quickly.


 2:00 – 2:50 pm-Sustainable vs Unsustainable Practices
Panelist:
Craig Benson, Redwood Community Action Agency


 2:00 – 2:50 pm-Impacts on Cultural & Natural Resources from Marijuana Cultivation on Tribal Lands
Panelists:
Troy Fletcher, Executive Director, Yurok Tribe
Josh Saxon, Executive Director, Salmon River Restoration Council
Mark Higley, Yurok Tribe


 

3:00 – 3:50 pm-Ecological Data:What Do We Know? What Do We Need To Know?
Panelists:
Brad Job, Bureau of Land Management
Sarah Schremmer, Sociology Department, HSU
Scott Bauer, Department of Fish and Wildlife


 

3:00 – 3:50 pm-Timberland Impacts: Trespass, Conversion, and Solutions
Panelists:
Gary Rynearson, Green Diamond Resource Company
Noah Levy, Sanctuary Forest
Tom Shultz, Humboldt Redwood Company


 

4:00 – 4:50 pm-Legislative Update on Marijuana PolicyPanelists:
Ellen Komp, CalNORML
Mason Tvert, Executive Director, SAFER (Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation)


 

4:00 – 4:50 pm-The Impacts of Marijuana Agriculture on Public Lands
Panelists:
Larry Glass, S.A.F.E Alternatives for our Forest Environment
Andrew Orahoske, Environmental Protection Information Center


 

5:00 – 7:00 pm–Keynote Speaker:
Samantha Miller, Pure Analytics


 

Saturday, April, 20,10:00 – 11:15 am - BSS Native Forum Room 162, HSU-Environmental Impacts of the Marijuana Industry: Worst Case Scenarios
Panelists:
Mourad Gabriel, Wildlife Disease Ecologist, UC Davis


 

11:30 – 12:30 pm–Symposium Roundup:Confronting the Environmental Problems of Marijuana Agriculture: Strategies and Solutions
Panelists:
Tony Silvaggio, Mow and Sow
Tyce Frasier, Put em in the Sun

Other Resources:
HSU Earth Day forum begins today...Times Standard Article
Green Rush Google earth tour
HIIMR First Annual Speakers Series:
HIIMR Speakers Series-audio/video

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