Harold Grall uses water wisely on his Texas farm to keep it safe for future generations, and Roy Beeley makes home for the at-risk lesser prairie chicken on his ranch.
Landowners like Grall and Beeley use win-win conservation practices, which help agricultural operations and the environment at the same time. Their stories and those of other conservation-minded farmers are making an appearance this fall in the third season of “This American Land,” a television show that covers conservation.
Three segments will focus on how private landowners worked with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement conservation on their land. Landowners across the United States and in New York State are making voluntary improvements to their land, and this series gives an up-close look at conservation in fields and forests.
“‘This American Land’ takes viewers on a tour of conservation on private lands across the nation,” NRCS State Conservationist Donald Pettit said. “We’re proud of our landowners who have stepped up and heeded the call to protect our natural resources.”
The three segments include “Critical Aquifer,” “Prairie Chickens and Bog Turtles” and “Precious Sierra Water.”
“Prairie Chickens and Bog Turtles” debuts next week in the show’s third episode. Visit your local PBS television website to find a schedule for your area. This segment features NRCS’ Working Lands for Wildlife effort, through which landowners help at-risk species.