This American Land Previous Broadcasts

Episode #603H

KQED World: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

* 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* Bobwhite quail suffer serious decline in Kentucky, where native grasses have been replaced by exotics for cattle pastures and conservationists try to reverse the damage.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.

Episode #602H

KQED World: Sat, Dec 24, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

* Protecting the Chenier Plain: On the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, a wildlife-rich wetland and critically important industries are threatened by erosion and tidewater flooding.
* Cattle and bobwhite quail manage to coexist on grazing lands in south Texas - how does that work?
* Residents in Virginia have a plan to create protected wilderness and scenic areas in the George Washington National Forest, allowing a variety of recreational activities including mountain biking, hiking and fishing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 25, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Episode #601H

KQED World: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

* Managing public lands: the evolution of the Bureau of Land Management and its role in protecting vast areas of federal land across the nation.
* Saving the bobwhite quail: the first in a series on protecting vital native grassland habitat for a declining species - this story from the pine savannas of South Carolina.
* Local communities in northern New Mexico press their case for expanding the Pecos Wilderness to protect a watershed essential to a broad landscape stretching into southern Texas.
* Scientists study how butterflies use an elegantly efficient organ to sip nectar.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 18, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

California's Coastal Wilderness, Cleaning the Gulf, Little Blue - Broken Promise (Episode #505)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

California's Coastal Wilderness - Local residents support a bill in Congress to designate new wilderness areas and wild & scenic rivers to ensure permanent protection of treasured public lands in the vast Los Padres National Forest. Cleaning the Gulf - Farmers and ranchers in Louisiana add cover crops and rotational practices to improve soil health and keep their upstream runoff from contaminating the Gulf of Mexico. Little Blue - A Broken Promise - A small community in West Virginia was promised a recreational dream, but instead got a power plant's coal ash dump that poisons their drinking water (co-produced with Earthjustice).

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 11, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Unity For The Whitefish Range, Boosting Organics, Pesticide Lake (Episode #504)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Unity for the Whitefish Range - A widely based coalition of local interest groups campaigns for permanent protection of forests, watersheds and wildlife habitat in a critical northern Montana landscape. Boosting Organics - Small-scale farmers in Montana learn how to grow crops organically with helpful support from advisers with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Pesticide Lake - Crop dusters commonly spray a toxic brew of pesticides on farmworkers in the fields, and the impact on the environment and the health of many people in Lake Apopka, Florida is obvious (co-produced with Earthjustice).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
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