Protecting the Texas Coastal Bend

Following the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, county authorities face the challenge of safeguarding and restoring the natural habitats of the Texas coast around the petrochemical port of Corpus Christi.

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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. 

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.

With key Oregon rivers lacking protection, a bill in Congress would designate many of them as Wild and Scenic – more mileage of rivers than in any other state.

As the U.S. Bureau of Land Management revises its Rock Springs Resource Management Plan in southwestern Wyoming, conservationists want to make sure it protects the area’s natural and historic values.

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

Farmers in the Midwest are adopting solar power, covering their energy needs and increasing their bottom lines.

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.

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

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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.

State(s) featured in this episode: South Carolina
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A pilot project in Minnesota for immigrant families shows how small-scale sustainable farming with poultry and perennial crops can provide extra income with little investment of time.

State(s) featured in this episode: Minnesota