THIS AMERICAN LAND is produced by Environment News Trust (ENT), a nonprofit news venture which has produced and distributed hundreds of environmental news stories for international broadcast and Internet viewers since 2004. ENT was founded by award-winning veteran television correspondent Gary Strieker, the executive producer of THIS AMERICAN LAND.
There is a critical need for more public awareness and informed debate about serious issues affecting America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife that represent our shared natural heritage. ENT is dedicated to its role in producing serious conservation journalism that responds to this need.
ENT’s mission is to find and report major news stories affecting the nation’s natural heritage, producing compelling video segments that are fair, accurate, informative and entertaining. THIS AMERICAN LAND’s stories are released in a continuing program series on public television stations nationwide and on a growing array of Internet platforms, reaching millions of viewers with original and distinctive conservation journalism.
Our work is helping to reverse the decline of television news reporting on important conservation issues. By doing this, we hope to stimulate other journalists to follow our lead, energize public debate, and focus the attention of government authorities and civil society on measures needed to address conservation challenges.
Environment News Trust relies on financial grants from individuals, private foundations, and corporate donors. Major support is received from the Turner Foundation.