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The Cowboy Up Podcast

Jun 24, 2023

Surveying rugged western landscapes can be a challenging undertaking. One of the most challenging occurred in 1938 when two botanists decided to be the first to survey the plant life of the Grand Canyon. As it happened, the two were women. When the media reported about their impending journey down the Colorado River, skeptics roared disapproval and doubt. Melissa Sevigny, author of the new book “Brave the Wild River,” joins Russell and Alan to share the pioneering adventures of these brave women and their lasting contributions to science and ecology.