Rebecca talks about the first-ever female head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mollie Beattie. This gal released grey wolves back into Yellowstone and had the best day ever when she returned a bald eagle the environment. The gal-pals also talk about what 2 animals they would breed together. Snats anyone?
Show Notes & Extras
- We’re recording on Zoom so that means video!!!!
- The gal-pals this month are Dr. Leah Leah, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Rebecca Berfanger
- We have already talked about Virginia Woolf and her dog
- Get to know you question for this week is: If you could breed two animals together what would it be?
- Snats or Medieval cat snails
- Rebecca’s 1 Cool Animal Thing is conversationalist Mollie Beattie
- First woman to serve as the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1993
- Male-dominated industry
- Big picture thinking vs economy of the forestry industry
- Early life
- Short life – brain cancer
- Co-author of Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide
- Mollie’s accomplishments
- Grey Wolves back to Yellowstone
- Alaska wildlife refuge named after her
- Well-respected gal
- “Is this a great job or what?” The day with the bald eagle
- Environmental consequences
- Why Rebecca wanted to talk about Mollie
- Carol Baskin shout out (ever so briefly)
- Missing the outdoors
- Charley Harper – Canyon Country (Charley Harper Store)
- When this is done what do you want to do? Tell us in the comments!
- Cross-country road trip to national parks, anyone?
- New normal
- How animals are doing during COVID-19
- Noblesville Puma (not a thing)
- Snail Cats – ’cause
- Mollie’s possible reasons why she didn’t talk about being a woman in the field
- Great peacemaker
- Other women in Fish and Wildlife (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
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