Web site: http://www.thisamericanland.org
This series shows how conservationists, fishermen, hunters, and outdoor recreationists are sharing responsibilities for protecting America's natural heritage for future generations.
Critical Colorado, Checkups for Manatees, Appalachian Forests #201
Bruce Burkhardt shows there's a lot to be done to protect the Colorado River now and for the future.
- KET2 Saturday, July 6 at 4:00 pm EDT
Wolverines, Desert Wilderness, Military Base Makeover #202
Solitary and elusive Wolverines are making a slow comeback, migrating south to the lower 48 states.
- KET2 Saturday, July 13 at 4:00 pm EDT
Ferrets and Prairie Dogs, Hidden Gems, Follow the Water, Island Fires #203
The health of black-footed ferrets is tied to prairie dogs in the North American prairie ecosystem.
- KET2 Saturday, July 20 at 4:00 pm EDT
Fiddler Crabs, Disappearing Chincoteague, California Desert, Hurricane Sleuth #204
Scientists are still trying to understand where fiddler crabs fit into the coastal ecosystem and how Virginia's Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is preparing for a dramatic change in landscape.
- KET2 Saturday, July 27 at 4:00 pm EDT
Bison Homecoming, Preserving Tribal Languages, Peregrine Protection, Soaring with Paragliders #205
Restoring the grasslands habitat for the bison, birds, and other important native species; the passion of tribal elders and 21st century video technology are merging to bring new life to the Ojibwe language; and Peregrine falcons are making a comeback in unusual places.
- KET2 Saturday, August 3 at 4:00 pm EDT
Canyon Mysteries, Ailing Alligators, Lights, Camera, Photosynthesis, Wild Horses #206
The stories behind Georgia's Cloudland Canyon and Providence Canyon and searching for clues about the chemical pollution causing genetic birth defects in alligators in Central Florida are featured.
- KET2 Saturday, August 10 at 4:00 pm EDT
Beaver Builders, Wrangling Water, Body Electric, Census in the Smokies #207
A look at how beaver dams are helping create healthier streams and rivers for salmon, trout, songbirds, and for Oregon communities. Also, a pilot program pays Florida ranchers to use their low-lying lands to store water.
- KET2 Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 pm EDT
Digging for Dinosaurs, Sonoran Desert Protection, "Swamp People" #208
Caroline Raville witnesses the recovery of thousands of pounds of dinosaur fossils by helicopter, deep in the Utah desert; a wide range of residents work to make sure wildlife and ancient artifacts in Arizona's Sonoran Desert are protected; and meet some self-proclaimed "swamp people" who make their living in the Okefenokee Swamp.
- KET2 Saturday, August 24 at 4:00 pm EDT
Arctic White Geese, Veterans in the Great Outdoors, Tracking a Coral Killer #209
In Oregon, dedicated "citizen scientists" spend time studying Snow geese and Ross's geese at their stopover to the Arctic; join the Sierra Club's Stacy Bare, a U.S. Army veteran, on an adventure down the Colorado River, where veterans deepen their connections with the land, and one another; and what is killing Elkhorn coral in south Florida?
- KET2 Saturday, August 31 at 4:00 pm EDT
Montana Wilderness, Bald Eagle Recovery, Lionfish Derby, Crocodile Man #210
An ambitious plan to protect 700,000 acres of new wilderness in Montana is highlighted, a look at bald eagle recovery, controlling the Lionfish population, and Mississippi State University biologist David Ray studies crocodiles and other creatures.
- KET2 Saturday, September 7 at 4:00 pm EDT
Idaho Wilderness, Loggerhead Turtles, Sandfish Lizard, Wrangling Water #211
The Idaho Wilderness, loggerhead turtles, sandfish lizards of the Sahara Desert, and increasing water storage in the Florida Everglades are highlighted.
- KET2 Saturday, September 14 at 4:00 pm EDT
Rio Grande Del Norte, Climate Adaptation, Flying Aces of the Insect World, Peel Watershed, Indigo Snakes #212
Saving the upper Rio Grande, facing climate change with wind power in New Mexico, studying insects to improve small-scale aircraft design, protecting Canada's Peel Watershed, and restoration efforts to increase indigo snakes are featured.
- KET2 Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT
Future Conservation Leaders, Natural Resources Revival, Fight for Frogs, Amazing Monarch Journey #213
High school students work closely with scientists on Santa Cruz island off the coast of California, a county in eastern Oregon has become a pioneer in using its natural resources, saving the gopher frog, and the amazing journey of monarch butterflies are featured.
- KET2 Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT
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