This American Land: Farmland Runoff, Maintaining National Parks, Rafting Through A Monument

About This Episode


A farmer in southwestern Iowa has a mission to develop his farm as an example to others, using no-till seeding, multi-crop and pasture rotation, minimal fertilizing, and runoff filtering to keep the nutrients in his soil and prevent runoff. The backlog of deferred maintenance in national parks is a growing problem that needs Congress to act: we see the need for urgent maintenance and repairs at the Grand Canyon, the National Mall, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site in Atlanta. Rafting down the river through the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.

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.