An Activist's Life
Wilderness Podcast episode with Phil Knight
An Activist's Life | Phil Knight | Montanans for Gallatin Wilderness | Ep. 040
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Release Date: October 21st, 2020
In this episode, I interview Phil Knight, a long-time wilderness and wildlands activist in Montana. We discuss Phil’s guiding in Yellowstone, recently watching wolves kill a Bison, the accelerating destruction of wild nature, the fallacies of forest health initiatives, promoting forest resiliency, Phil’s early years, his activist history, his time with Earth First!, his early frustrations learning about how the government was managing public lands, the timber wars and locking his neck to a loading machine, Cove Mallard in Idaho, the evolution of activism, what Phil is up to today, his project to climb all the high points in Greater Yellowstone which he just recently completed, his hopes for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the insane influx of recreationists on public lands this summer and the inordinate influence of mountain bikers on forest planning policy.
Phil Knight is a 40 year resident of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and a passionate defender of wild places and wild creatures. He's traveled the globe seeking to learn about and protect the natural world. He and his wife Alaina love to explore their big back yard by canoe, on foot and by bicycle.