This American Land
This conservation news magazine, hosted by wildlife biologist Ed Arnett, opens windows to our country's amazing natural heritage, reporting compelling stories on America's landscapes, waters and wildlife. It takes viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure with stories that inform and entertain.
This American Land Previous Broadcasts
America's Wildest Secret, Sage Advice for Sage Lands, An Ill Wind, Protecting A Secretive Cat (Science Nation) (Episode #501)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
America's Wildest Secret - On a rafting adventure down the Etivluk River in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, a group of conservationists see first-hand why this immense landscape deserves protection as wilderness, despite its misleading name. Sage Advice for Sage Lands - Development, invasive species and fire are degrading Western sagebrush habitat that is critical for the greater sage-grouse and other wildlife. An Ill Wind - A coal-fired power plant Nevada produces coal ash that blows across the Moapa Indian Reservation, causing sickness and misery for the people who live there (co-produced with Earthjustice). Protecting A Secretive Cat (Science Nation) - To assist in conserving the vast range of California's mountain lions, researchers use biology and computer science to better understand the movements of the majestic cats, resulting in benefits for humans as well.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
* In northern California, residents in five counties work to protect and restore wild public lands and rivers that provide enormous economic benefits for the region.
* A summary report recaps how conservationists in 25 states are working together to restore grassland habitat for the bobwhite quail, an iconic game bird that has declined dramatically in recent decades.
* In Idaho, a wide coalition of local groups support federal wilderness designation for the remote Scotchman Peaks roadless area, one of the last and the largest wild landscape in the region.
* Scientists face the engineering challenge of harnessing the energy of ocean waves to generate electric power.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
KQED World: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
* In southern Oregon, a little-known wilderness called Kalmiopsis is a source of clear water for downstream communities and a core for surrounding wildlands that conservationists want to protect from logging and mining.
* Changes in cropland management in Kansas can make a big difference for the survival of bobwhite quail and other wild species.
* Gunnison Country in Colorado offers stunning mountain scenery, thriving agriculture, and outdoor recreation - and residents there support more wilderness protection for public lands including wilderness and special management areas.
* Following lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan, scientists in North Carolina reveal another dangerous chemical making its way through water pipes to thousands of homes.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
* A rugged mountain range in southern Arizona provides a home for a major military base and communities that value the lifestyle and magical beauty of the landscape.
* Bobwhite quail suffer serious decline in Kentucky, where native grasses have been replaced by exotics for cattle pastures and conservationists try to reverse the damage.
* Private landowners in Arkansas manage their forests to supply a growing market for sustainable wood products.
* Once reviled and exterminated, wolves in Yellowstone National Park are now widely recognized as essential to a balanced ecosystem.