James Swan

James Swan

James A. Swan, Ph.D is the Co-Executive Producer of the hit reality National Geographic Channel TV series "Wild Justice"; Producer of the 66-minute documentary "Endangered Species: CA Fish and Game Wardens", as well as the CEO of Snow Goose Productions, LLC, that produces documentaries, book trailers and commercials. James is the author and/or co-author of 10 award-winning non-fiction books about environmental psychology published world-wide in four languages, including two Book of the Month Club selections and Sustainable Futures Society award-winning Nature As Teacher and Healer; and one novel. James has published over 300 articles in major magazines. Prior to the Outdoor Hub he has been a columnist for (10 years), and National Review Online (4 years). He has taught at the Universities of Michigan, W. Washington State, Oregon and Washington; consulted with federal, state and local natural resources and law enforcement agencies and lectured all across North America, and in Japan and the UK. As an actor, he’s appeared in 20 feature films including "Jack", "Murder In The First," and “Star Trek: First Contact”; the dramatic TV series -- "Midnight Caller," "Jesse Hawkes," and "Nash Bridges," and over 30 commercials and industrials. He’s consulted with and appeared on the "NOVA," "Ancient Mysteries," "Sightings," and "Modern Marvels," "ESPNOutdoors" TV series and written over 100 outdoor TV shows for Engel's Outdoor Experience, Sports Afield TV and Bushnell's Secrets of the Wild. More at:

Areas of Expertise: Mainstream film and TV, psychology of outdoors sports, conservation

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According to new Forest Service rules, photography for news and recreational purposes on USFS land does not require a permit. Image by James Swan.

Forest Service Reconsiders Film and Photo Permits Policy

Just about everyone reading this article has a camera of some type. And more likely than not, they will want to use it on federal land including National Forests. About three-fourths of the US population visits National Forests every year. One of the biggest responsibilities…

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When the woods look like this, it's time to pitch in and help out.

Opinion: Time to Pitch In and Help Clean Up the Woods

In 2013 all federal spending for domestic land, water, ocean, fish, and wildlife programs constituted 1.02 percent of the federal budget, half the percentage of what it was two decades ago. These budget cuts left some wildlands management agencies with little funds. Consequently some efforts…

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Blue-winged teal are almost always the first ducks to migrate south every fall.

The Annual Fall Waterfowl Migration is Underway

Over half of all the 914 species of wild birds in the United States will migrate south this fall making it a prime time to be able to enjoy the nation’s waterfowl, whether you’re hunting them or watching them. And you will not be alone—according…

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