About This American Land

Reporting from the front lines, This American Land brings you compelling stories on critical issues affecting America’s natural landscapes, waters and wildlife that inform and engage public television audiences nationwide. This American Land promotes public awareness and informed debate about serious issues, including habitat loss and endangered species, threats to public lands, climate change, air and water quality, hazardous waste, and unsustainable growth. Take a closer look at the people, places and stories featured in each season, watch full episodes, and dive deeper with This American Land’s upcoming podcast. You can now find season 8 on public television stations nationwide.

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“We have really enjoyed the series so far. Keep up the good work! ”

 —B.C., Oklahoma

This American Land is the leading conservation newsmagazine series on national television. Now in its eighth season, the series airs on hundreds of public television channels across the country, covering more than 80 percent of the U.S. market.

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.

This American Land is the leading conservation newsmagazine series on national television. Now in its eight season, the series airs on hundreds of public television channels across the country, covering more than 80 percent of the U.S. market.

Reporting compelling conservation stories that are largely neglected by other media, This American Land promotes public awareness and informed debate about serious issues affecting America’s landscapes, waters, and wildlife – habitat loss and endangered species, threats to public lands, climate change, air and water quality, hazardous waste, and unsustainable growth. Our producers and reporters are dedicated to their role in producing engaging television journalism that responds to the urgent need for conserving the nation’s natural resources.

This American Land is presented with fair and accurate reporting, strong central personalities, and an active, enthusiastic style that makes each episode informative and entertaining.

If you cannot view This American Land in your area, contact the viewer or audience services department at your local public television station and tell them you want to see our series added to their program schedule.

Produced by 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.