Scott Stephens and Ramsey Russell went to Mississippi State University together way back when. Stephens is now Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Director of Regional Operations for Prairies and Boreal Forest, where he directs waterfowl conservation efforts over an almost unimaginably huge portion of North America–way, way bigger than the narrow 100-mile corridor bordering Yellowhead Highway that Ramsey Russell thinks of as Manitoba! Why does Stephens facetiously tell people that he “doesn’t really do anything anymore”? How bad is this year’s drought throughout Canada? What are long-term and short-term effects, and why does Stephens see a golden opportunity? Regards meaningful, landscape-level waterfowl conservation, what major industries are becoming ardent stakeholders in waterfowl habitat conservation efforts? Is this what Stephens imagined himself doing many years ago, what drives him? Plenty silver linings to consider in this informative episode.
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