“Aquatic Plant Management; Directs FWCC, in consultation with UF/IFAS & FGCU/Water School, to implement & study nutrient removal technologies & mechanical aquatic plant management techniques within Lake Okeechobee watershed; authorizes FWCC to consult & contract with entities for implementation & study; directs FWCC to submit report to Governor & Legislature; provides appropriation. APPROPRIATION: $500,000.” — HB 579

In Episode 228 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses two important items- Florida House Bill 579 and the latest ethics concerns for Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm— and and introduces listeners to North Branch Outing Club guide/outfitter Dave McCool.

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EP 232: Bureau of Land Management Pushes Renewable Energy, Washington St. Spring Bear Hunt Nixed, Elk Occupancy Agreements District of Conservation

In Episode 232 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses three important stories floating under the radar: the BLM's renewable energy push under a "multiple-use" management framework and if going carbon-free is practical; the implications of the cancelled black bear hunt in Washington State; and PERC and Greater Yellowstone Coalition's partnership of the first Elk Occupancy Agreement and how it advances free market environmentalism. SHOW NOTES KTVH: BLM Director Stone-Manning outlines new direction for agency Townhall.com on BLM HQ Western Bear Foundation: LOSS OF SPRING BEAR HUNTING IN WASHINGTON? Robbie Kroger's Free Range American Article on Black Bears Change.org Washington State Bear Petition HSUS Celebrating Hunt Being Nixed Elk Occupancy Agreements — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district-of-conservation/support
  1. EP 232: Bureau of Land Management Pushes Renewable Energy, Washington St. Spring Bear Hunt Nixed, Elk Occupancy Agreements
  2. EP 231: Biden Administration Wages War on Oil & Gas and Celebrating the Monarch Butterfly's Return
  3. EP 230: Why Hunters Should Care About the Second Amendment (ft. Mark Jones from Gun Owners of America)
  4. EP 229: POLITICO Issues Warning to Anti-Gun Democrats & Why "Yellowstone" on Paramount Network is So Popular
  5. EP 228: FL HB 579, Secretary Granholm Still Tied to Proterra, Interview with Dave McCool from North Branch Outing Club


Could one man’s algae trash be another’s algae treasure?

CFACT’s @gabriellahoffman splashes down into the Florida Everglades in this episode of CFACT’s Conservation Nation to learn about Aguaculture, a company that harvests toxic algae blooms from aquatic invasive species and turns it into useable fertilizer.

These algae blooms are causing big problems for Florida waters, but Aguaculture may have found the key using free market forces and technological innovation.


Florida HB 579 – Aquatic Plant Management | Conservation Nation video on AguaCulture

WFB: Energy Secretary Granholm Violates Ethics Pledge To Boost Proterra, Watchdog Claims

VLOG: Michigan Brownells Ladies Cast & Blast at North Branch Outing Club – October 2021

North Branch Outing Club | Dave McCool – McCool Outdoor