Reporting from the front lines, This American Land brings you compelling stories on critical issues impacting America’s natural landscapes, waters, wildlife and energy resources in a changing climate, informing and engaging television audiences nationwide. Watch the trailer
May 4, 2022
In Wyoming, new crossings for wildlife across a busy interstate highway are saving the lives of animals, drivers and passengers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 24, 2020
In Minnesota, Rochester is a community that is on its way to achieving 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2030.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Revered as America’s national mammal, bison have made a spectacular recovery after near extinction in the late 19th century. But the wild herds of bison roaming Yellowstone National Park have outgrown the space available for them in the Park, and authorities are harassing and slaughtering bison that migrate across Park boundaries to reach grasslands they need to survive. Gary Strieker talks with Mike Mease, co-founder and coordinator of the Buffalo Field Campaign, to review the reasons why bison are considered a threat to cattle ranches around the Park and what the Campaign is doing to ensure the last wild herds of bison can live free and thrive.
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Water conservation on agricultural lands around the Salton Sea in California has resulted in the lake’s shrinking – an environmental disaster for fish and migratory birds.
Tiny spadefoot toads show scientists how they make drastic changes in their forms and behaviors in response to their environment.
Researchers explore how vertical migrations of giant swarms of marine animals like krill affect ocean circulation.
In this age of recycling, researchers are trying to find recycling solutions for every kind of waste, and that includes human urine. Gary Strieker has the story.
With nutrient runoff a problem where farms use poultry litter to fertilize fields, researchers are finding ways to recycle litter into nitrogen and other useful chemicals.
Rock arches in the West, carved by water and wind, are amazing formations that scientists are finding can communicate to us.
Stricken by low flows and warming water that is lethal to trout, Colorado’s Yampa River suffers from climate change. Volunteers plant trees on its banks to provide cooling shade.
The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been essential in supporting the purchase of land for public ownership and recreation across the country.
For more than half a century, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has supported the purchase of land for public ownership and recreational access.
In Colorado, with fast population growth in the Denver area and fierce competition for water, investors are behind a plan to import water from a mountain valley hundreds of miles away, a plan opposed by farmers and ranchers who depend on water in that valley. Gary Strieker reports.
Across the country, many species of songbirds are declining in numbers because their habitat is disappearing. But in Pennsylvania, owners of forest lands are learning how to manage their properties to provide the habitat the birds need.