This American Land: Forest Homes for Bats, Defenses Against Flooding, Prescribed Fires

About This Episode


Private landowners in Pennsylvania work with government support to provide critical forest habitat for threatened populations of bats. Along the Meramec River near St. Louis, residents try to break the costly cycle of flooding, cleaning up and re-building by adopting more natural solutions to flood mitigation. Managing forest plantations in Florida, landowners use prescribed fires to reintroduce a natural process that results in healthier ecosystems for wildlife as well as better forest and ranching operations.

This American Land is the leading conservation news magazine program on public television stations nationwide. Opening windows to our country’s amazing natural heritage, the series reports compelling stories on America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife, taking viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure with stories that inform and entertain.