Outstanding Waters, Protecting the Texas Coastal Bend, Avoiding Deadly Bird Collisions
this american land

Under the Clean Water Act, grass-roots campaigns in New Mexico are urging state authorities to designate the Upper Pecos watershed, Upper Rio Grande, Rio Hondo and Upper Jemez River as Outstanding National Resource Waters deserving special protection. A similar campaign in Colorado succeeded in protecting Hermosa Creek and its entire drainage, the first stretch of water outside a wilderness area or national park to receive the Outstanding Waters designation. Following the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, county authorities face the challenge of safeguarding and restoring the natural habitats of the Texas coast around the petrochemical port of Corpus Christi. In cities like Milwaukee, conservationists urge architects and developers to adopt window designs that deter birds from colliding with tall buildings, especially during migrating seasons.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 1004

About This American Land:

A unique series of magazine-style episodes hosted by Bruce Burkhardt, a former environmental reporter for CNN, and a fresh new talent, Caroline Raville.

Each episode will link 5 or 6 stories, sometimes in a theme, showing how conservationists, fishermen, hunters and outdoor recreationists are sharing responsibilities for protecting America's natural heritage for future generations.

The focus will be on will be on wild and beautiful places you've never heard about, and on passionate people protecting vital American landscapes, waters, and wildlife.

There's nothing quite like this on national television; THIS AMERICAN LAND will be a distinctive approach to covering serious national conservation issues.

We realize that many stations produce quality programming like this for their local markets, and we think there's a national audience for it in a series like ours.

We will showcase stories from participating affiliates, drawing attention to the special natural resources their localities and what people are doing to protect them.

Current participants are Oregon Public Broadcasting and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Segments will also be featured from local public broadcasting programs such as Outdoor Oklahoma and Exploring North Carolina.

Each episode will also include a segment from the Science Nation series funded by the National Science Foundation.


Future Broadcast times for "This American Land": (show all)

Sun, Jun 16 1:00 P.M. Protecting Red Wolves, Eager Beavers, Monster Snapping Turtles     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 23 1:00 P.M. Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Managing Farms for Bobwhite Quail, Outdoors in Colorado County, Lead Contamination     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 30 1:00 P.M. The Continental Divide, Escalante River, 3-D Science     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jul 7 1:00 P.M. Public Lands, Clean Water from Farmlands, Urine Recycling     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jul 14 1:00 P.M. Sage Grouse, Curlew Grassland, Tribute to Gary St     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jul 21 1:00 P.M. Safer Passage, Going for the Green, King of Camouflage     NH World (11.3)


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