This American Land In the News

- Sunday, July 07, 2013

Our production team is working behind the scenes to finalize the third season of our conservation news series for PBS, bringing viewers compelling stories on issues that impact our landscapes, waters and wildlife. 

We'll feature a school in Oregon, the Albany Options School, that is working on a bioswale project, which uses a specifically-designed landscape of native plants to limit water pollution. You can read more about this project at the Captain Planet Foundation website, and also in the Albany Democrat Herald

This American Land returned to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument for the third season in a row, this time to film a story on native plant restoration in Kanab, Utah. Kanab High School Natural Resource Management students are growing native plants in a greenhouse and on experimental plots at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. You can read more about their efforts, featured in the Southern Utah News.

Executive Producer Gary Strieker worked with the USDA National Resource Conservation Service to highlight Texas farmers who are committed to conservation in their agricultural efforts. You can learn more about this story on the USDA-NRCS website

As always, you can keep up with the latest news from This American Land by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook, and visiting the "In the News" page on our website. 

Showcasing Volunteer Opportunities

- Thursday, June 13, 2013

At This American Land, we are committed to showcasing efforts to protect our natural resources--our landscapes, waters and wildlife. One of the ways non-profit organizations around the United States are working to protect these resources is through volunteer efforts.

On the television series, we have featured groups like the Friends of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness (also known as Fobbits), Tennessee Wild, and the Montana Wilderness Association. These groups, and many others, offer opportunities for volunteers to assist in their efforts to protect vulnerable natural resources.

If you represent a nature or wildlife conservation non-profit, and your organization offers volunteer opportunities, we would be happy to help promote those opportunities through our blog and other social media outlets. Please contact us via our website, or leave a comment on this blog with details.


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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.
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