Field Notes

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Showcasing Volunteer Opportunities

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 …

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Behind the Scenes

Protecting America’s Wild and Beautiful Places

The United States now has five new national monuments! President Barack Obama used the Antiquities Act, designed to protect unique and historic landmarks, to add special protections to some stunning places from coast to coast. The sites include some areas you have seen us report on in episodes of “This …

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Behind the Scenes

A Frontier Phenomenon

Series Producer Marsha Walton shares some information on the Lake County (Oregon) Resources Initiative, featured in episode 213 of This American Land. When you’ve got a hit on your hands, the rest of the world takes notice! The state of Oregon has recognized the accomplishments of LCRI, The Lake County …

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Behind the Scenes

High Flying, and a High Five to the “Lab of O”

Series producer Marsha Walton takes a look at the many wonderful stories featured on the first two seasons of This American Land on birds, and exciting news from our friends at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology.  We cover all types of outdoor activities on our show. Any guesses on the …

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Pinnacles National Park

Series Producer Marsha Walton shares some information about Pinnacles National Park in California. A few of our favorite stories on “This American Land” fall under the umbrella of “some of the most beautiful places you’ve never heard of…” We have not visited this California spot yet, but wanted to let …

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Ranger Tammy Says…

Producer Marsha Walton shares a firsthand look at one of the stories she worked on for season two of This American Land, at Fort Ord in California. People remember “Ranger Tammy. “ At Fort Ord National Monument in California, Tammy Jakl, a park ranger with the Bureau of Land Management, is a …

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In Praise of Reptile Resilience

Series Producer Marsha Walton shares a closer look at the story on indigo snakes that is featured in episode 212 of This American Land. Animals play a big part in the stories we cover at “This American Land.” It’s a wide range–from lovable and endangered species like the Florida manatee, …

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