The Artemis Podcast – Presented by Hunt To Eat

Join Marcia Brownlee and co-hosts Maggie Heumann and Becca Aceto as they talk to the adventurous, accomplished women who are redefining conservation through their lives in the field and on the water.


Ep 6: A new NEPA? Or not. with Mary Greene

This week on the podcast we’re joined by Mary Greene, who works as an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation’s Public Lands team. How do newly proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act affect the integrity of the EIS process and the public’s ability to comment? Artemis takes a deep dive into NEPA, with a timely look at how changes to NEPA are currently undergoing the NEPA process (if that makes sense).

  • 3:15 – Why did you dedicate your life to conservation?
  • 4:20 – Rural Illinois of one generation is suburban sprawl to another
  • 5:30 – NEPA 101 – How? When? Why? Also, it was a bipartisan thing.
  • 8:40 – What is an EIS?
  • 10:30 – Public engagement – one of the most meaningful parts of NEPA
  • 11:15 – Montana’s highway 93, a two-lane highway to a five-land highway… it has impacts!
  • 12:00 – The NEPA process has often made for better lands projects, which can take more time.
  • 13:15 – The public can be a wellspring of local knowledge
  • 14:00 – Proposed changes to NEPA: Break it down for me, Mary!
  • 17:20 – Current commenting system
  • 19:00 – Proposed changes to NEPA are vaguely worded, but they may omit public comments that aren’t timely or specific to the project at hand
  • 21:00 – Proposed NEPA changes may allow companies to conduct their own environmental review
  • 23:50 – How can people comment on the NEPA changes? Comment here! Comment period ends March 10, 2020. (Docket Number: CEQ-2019-0003]
  • 24:40 – Does quantity of comments one way or another mean more than quality of public comments?
  • 27:40 – Artemis goes full-court press on how you can comment on proposed NEPA changes
  • 28:30 – NEPA is about thinking smart and preserving what we have for future generations
  • 29:30 – On flying with a 10-month-old
  • 31:00 – High Divide Collaborative
  • 34:00 – When the adrenaline hits: fight or flight response during a radio interview.

Ep 5: Packing Out Game with Sarah Keller 

Why is packing out so hard? Is it the weight of the animal? Or the unwieldy shape? Or is it the pressure of getting it out in a timely manner? This week on the Artemis podcast we’re joined by Montana hunter Sarah Keller, who tells us about carrying a deer out whole, and getting by on those rough pack-outs when the body is… ahem… “deconditioned.”  

  • 3:30 – There is such thing as a Natural Resource Professionals Happy Hour in DC. Sam and Becca were there.
  • 4:30 – Backcountry skiing in Hokkaido, salmon as a common theme, and Artemis International 
  • 6:50 – Freezer feeling kind of full? Time for a dinner party!
  • 8:20 – Why drag when you can carry?
  • 9:15 – A Hunt for Community, a story on deer camp. Join the Deer Camp 2020 Facebook group.
  • 11:00 – Watching others get their first harvest can be pretty fun.
  • 14:00 – You don’t need to be “in shape” (whatever that means) to carry a deer out
  • 15:50 – It’s all in the legs
  • 17:00 – It’s not the weight of an animal that’s more unwieldy… it’s the cumbersome shape of it!
  • 18:00 – The hardest part is standing up…like a giant back squat!
  • 21:00 – What happens when you have an antelope on your back and you see the most amazing rock on the ground and you just have to touch it.
  • 22:30 – Planning hunts, especially solo hunts, based on pack-out distance
  • 23:20 – Dark can also make for a dicey pack-out
  • 28:00 – On satellite devices
  • 32:00 – Packing out a deer on a bike trailer, and Sarah’s article about her bike pack out.
  • 36:30 – Know yourself, your limits, your body
  • 38:20 – Pack out as much as you can… it’s an adventure using it all
  • 41:00 – Have a plan; give yourself the latitude to slow down, mentally

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