Mollie Beattie

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?
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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

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  • 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
  • Career
  • Short life – brain cancer
  • Co-author of Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide

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  • Interconnection
  • Mollie’s accomplishments
  • Grey Wolves back to Yellowstone

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Mollie with a grey wolf

  • Alaska wildlife refuge named after her
  • Well-respected gal
  • Quotes
  • “Is this a great job or what?” The day with the bald eagle

mollie with the 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)

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  • 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)
  • Coyotes
  •  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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