Environment News Trust

THIS AMERICAN LAND is produced by Environment News Trust (ENT), a nonprofit news venture which has produced and distributed hundreds of environmental news stories for international broadcast and Internet viewers since 2004. ENT was founded by award-winning veteran television correspondent Gary Strieker, the executive producer of THIS AMERICAN LAND.

There is a critical need for more public awareness and informed debate about serious issues affecting America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife that represent our shared natural heritage. ENT is dedicated to its role in producing serious conservation journalism that responds to this need. 

ENT’s mission is to find and report major news stories affecting the nation’s natural heritage, producing compelling video segments that are fair, accurate, informative and entertaining. THIS AMERICAN LAND’s stories are released in a continuing program series on public television stations nationwide and on a growing array of Internet platforms, reaching millions of viewers with original and distinctive conservation journalism.

Our work is helping to reverse the decline of television news reporting on important conservation issues. By doing this, we hope to stimulate other journalists to follow our lead, energize public debate, and focus the attention of government authorities and civil society on measures needed to address conservation challenges.

  Environment News Trust relies on financial grants from individuals, private foundations, and corporate donors. Major support is received from the Turner Foundation.


THIS AMERICAN LAND is the leading conservation news magazine program on public television stations nationwide. Opening windows to our country’s amazing natural heritage, we report compelling stories on America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife, taking our viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure with stories that inform and entertain.
Full episodes of THIS AMERICAN LAND can be viewed here.
THIS AMERICAN LAND AND SCIENCE NATION We are proud to partner with the National Science Foundation to bring our viewers exceptional reports from its SCIENCE NATION series in many of our episodes. Fast-paced and informative, each of these stories explores new scientific efforts to understand and conserve our natural resources.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION In partnership with highly regarded national educational organizations, we develop our story materials for teachers to use as a curriculum resource. Experienced educators on our Advisory Board provide direction and commentary on our reporting, offer story ideas, and join with us in shaping our content for educational purposes.
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