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Wildlife Crossings
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Wildlife Crossings

May 4, 2022

In Wyoming, new crossings for wildlife across a busy interstate highway are saving the lives of animals, drivers and passengers.

Navajo Water
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Navajo Water

January 14, 2021

Many residents on the Navajo Reservation are now enjoying clean, running water and solar power in their homes, benefiting from DigDeep’s ambitious project to transform their daily lives with the simple miracle of a working tap.

Congratulations, Ed Arnett!
Congratulations, Ed Arnett!

November 15, 2021

Our host and field correspondent Ed Arnett has been named the new Chief Executive Officer for The Wildlife Society. He began this new role on November 1st and will still be working with our team at This American Land and hosting Season 10 set to hit channels across the country this spring. 

Restoring the Colorado Delta
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Restoring the Colorado Delta

December 27, 2021

With authorities releasing limited water pulses upstream, conservationists and volunteers work to restore the native habitat of the Colorado Delta that has been dry for years.

Crop-switching in the megadrought
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Crop-switching in the megadrought

July 16 2021

Farmers in Arizona are hoping that guayule, a hardy plant that produces natural rubber, can become a profitable crop requiring far less water than alfalfa, corn and cotton.

Renewable Urban Energy
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Renewable Urban Energy

November 24, 2020

In Minnesota, Rochester is a community that is on its way to achieving 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2030.

Controlling wild horses
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Controlling wild horses

November 11, 2020

Protected by federal law, wild horses and burros in the West are breeding out of control on public lands, damaging habitats and competing with wildlife for food and water – a problem that is now a crisis that needs a solution.

Protecting Cape Romain
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Protecting Cape Romain

July 18, 2020

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.

Farmers Challenge Climate Change
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Farmers Challenge Climate Change

June 16, 2020

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.

Daughters of the Land
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Daughters of the Land

June 8, 2020

Unlike in the past, a young girl’s future role in taking over the family farm in Texas is accepted and welcomed.

Sharing the load
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Sharing the Load

May 7, 2020

A mother’s tasks in a Texas farm family shows how the role of women in agriculture is now vitally important in managing the business of farming and using best practices to conserve soil and water.

Following the Trail
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Following the Trail

March 21, 2020

For more than half a century, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been supporting the purchase of land for public ownership and recreational access. The Appalachian Trail is just one of the beneficiaries.

Clean water from farmlands
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Clean water from farmlands

July 15, 2019

Farmers in Oklahoma use cover crops and smart pasturing of livestock to reduce use of chemical fertilizers, improve water quality, and increase their bottom line.

Testing The Antiquities Act
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Testing The Antiquities Act

Martch 30, 2019

In Utah, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is threatened by federal cutbacks, becoming an iconic symbol of a law dating back to President Theodore Roosevelt who started the tradition of using it to protect vast American landscapes.

Cooling a river
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Cooling a river

February 30, 2019

In Colorado, where climate change means less snowmelt and higher temperatures in rivers like the Yampa, residents are determined to do what they can to save the river by cooling it down.

Data-driven farming
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Data-driven farming

February 30, 2019

On the leading edge of agricultural technology, young farmers are using data to minimize costs and improve yields while protecting their soil and water.

Dawn of a new Delta
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Dawn of a new Delta

February 4, 2019

Where the Colorado River approaches the Sea of Cortez, conservationists re-plant forests and promote wildlife habitat to revive the Delta after decades of neglect and desertification.

Delta revival: just add water!
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Delta revival: just add water!

February 4, 2019

A new agreement with Mexico shares the Colorado River by dedicating water to the environment, restoring flows and habitat along the river and at the Delta.

Farming In Cities
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Farming In Cities

February 4, 2019

In cities across the country, open spaces are being converted to urban farms, providing fresh produce to people who've never had easy access to it. From Dallas, Gary Strieker reports on one of them.

Urban farms
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Urban farms

December 6 2018

Taking advantage of open areas in crowded cities like Dallas, urban farmers are growing healthy foods and making profits.

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Wildlife Crossings
In Wyoming, new crossings for wildlife across a busy interstate highway are saving the lives of animals, drivers and passengers.
Navajo Water
Many residents on the Navajo Reservation are now enjoying clean, running water and solar power in their homes, benefiting from DigDeep’s ambitious project to transform their daily lives with the simple miracle of a working tap.
Congratulations, Ed Arnett!
Our host and field correspondent Ed Arnett has been named the new Chief Executive Officer for The Wildlife Society. He began this new role on November 1st and will still be working with our team at This American Land and hosting Season 10 set to hit channels across the country this spring. 
Restoring the Colorado Delta
With authorities releasing limited water pulses upstream, conservationists and volunteers work to restore the native habitat of the Colorado Delta that has been dry for years.
Crop-switching in the megadrought
Farmers in Arizona are hoping that guayule, a hardy plant that produces natural rubber, can become a profitable crop requiring far less water than alfalfa, corn and cotton.
Renewable Urban Energy
In Minnesota, Rochester is a community that is on its way to achieving 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2030.
Controlling wild horses
Protected by federal law, wild horses and burros in the West are breeding out of control on public lands, damaging habitats and competing with wildlife for food and water – a problem that is now a crisis that needs a solution.
Protecting Cape Romain
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.
Farmers Challenge Climate Change
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.
Daughters of the Land
Unlike in the past, a young girl’s future role in taking over the family farm in Texas is accepted and welcomed.
Sharing the load
A mother’s tasks in a Texas farm family shows how the role of women in agriculture is now vitally important in managing the business of farming and using best practices to conserve soil and water.
Following the Trail
For more than half a century, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been supporting the purchase of land for public ownership and recreational access. The Appalachian Trail is just one of the beneficiaries.
Clean water from farmlands
Farmers in Oklahoma use cover crops and smart pasturing of livestock to reduce use of chemical fertilizers, improve water quality, and increase their bottom line.
Testing The Antiquities Act
In Utah, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is threatened by federal cutbacks, becoming an iconic symbol of a law dating back to President Theodore Roosevelt who started the tradition of using it to protect vast American landscapes.
Cooling a river
In Colorado, where climate change means less snowmelt and higher temperatures in rivers like the Yampa, residents are determined to do what they can to save the river by cooling it down.
Data-driven farming
On the leading edge of agricultural technology, young farmers are using data to minimize costs and improve yields while protecting their soil and water.
Dawn of a new Delta
Where the Colorado River approaches the Sea of Cortez, conservationists re-plant forests and promote wildlife habitat to revive the Delta after decades of neglect and desertification.
Delta revival: just add water!
A new agreement with Mexico shares the Colorado River by dedicating water to the environment, restoring flows and habitat along the river and at the Delta.
Farming In Cities
In cities across the country, open spaces are being converted to urban farms, providing fresh produce to people who've never had easy access to it. From Dallas, Gary Strieker reports on one of them.
Urban farms
Taking advantage of open areas in crowded cities like Dallas, urban farmers are growing healthy foods and making profits.
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