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THIS AMERICAN LAND

Sunday, June 23rd

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Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Managing Farms for Bobwhite Quail, Outdoors In Colorado County, Lead Contamination

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 County 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.

Sunday, June 30th

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The Continental Divide, Escalante River, 3-D Science

On the Continental Divide in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, residents support a plan to create new wilderness and wildlife conservation areas, including the nation's first national historic landscape to honor veterans of the Second World War. In southern Utah, the remote and untamed Escalante River faces a major threat from invasive plants as it winds through spectacular redrock canyons; volunteers chop their way through choking stands of Russian olive to unblock the river and keep it wild and free. A training program in Georgia educates teachers in a new approach to science teaching called 3-D Science - getting teachers and students outside to observe their own surroundings and letting kids' natural curiosity lead them to learn more.

Sunday, July 7th

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Public Lands, Clean Water from Farmlands, Urine Recycling

In Montana, conservationists, landowners, business leaders and government officials consider the importance of the most important yet least-known and understood conservation and access program in the U.S. - the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Farmers in Oklahoma use cover crops and smart pasturing of livestock to reduce their use of chemical fertilizers, improve water quality, and increase their bottom line. Researchers are finding useful purposes for recycled urine.

Sunday, July 14th

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Sage Grouse, Curlew Grassland, Tribute to Gary Strieker

Protecting the sage grouse also protects one of the largest ecosystems in North America. Stream restoration work is preserving the sagebrush steppe of the Curlew National Grassland in Idaho. Gary Strieker was the founder and executive producer of This American Land. He inspired "conservation through storytelling."

Sunday, July 21st

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Safer Passage, Going for the Green, King of Camouflage

Recent innovations are vital to the survival of wildlife and fish as they travel in Colorado and Oregon. Greenways are valuable to urban dwellers as they enjoy nature within cities. Technology helps biologists protect a bird that's very hard to see.

Sunday, July 28th

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Ropeless Fishing to Save Whales, Women Hikers Give Back, Preserving Original Homesteads

A coalition endeavors to save the Right Whale while allowing fishermen to save their livelihoods. Immigrant women enjoy hiking together and working on volunteer park projects. Land owners use conservation easements to ensure that original homesteads survive.