Episode Tags: landscapes

Alarmed by advancing urban sprawl, conservationists in South Carolina rely on the Land and Water Conservation Fund to acquire land needed to protect the natural wonders of a coastal landscape.

California’s largest lake is shrinking and migratory birds are disappearing as its water is now too salty for fish – an environmental disaster and a health hazard for humans. In Iowa, activists use faith to mobilize farmers in a movement to adopt new measures like perennial crops to sequester carbon in their soils, and to get paid for doing it. With federal government support, private landowners in Pennsylvania are managing their forests for diversity, providing better habitat for declining species of songbirds like the golden-winged warbler.

After decades of underfunding, America’s national parks face a backlog of repairs and maintenance now totaling nearly 12 billion dollars.

Landowners in Pennsylvania are managing their forests to provide better habitat for declining species of songbirds like the golden-winged warbler.