Montana sheep ranch participates in Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); science advisor discusses research role in SGI; fence adaptation for sage grouse safety; NRCS Strategic Watershed Action Team member discusses agency role with landowner in developing conservation plan; water development and sheep grazing management benefiting sage grouse.
Season 2 – Episode 25
Energy efficient house constructed out of the land; patented new technology; energy efficiency; water conservation; structure built to withstand tornadic winds; EarthCo Mega Blocks made from soil on site and used to construct a building or home.
Season 2 – Episode 24
Montana farm breaks with local traditional farming methods to improve soil health; discussion of crop residue management, cover crops, and other practices on dryland and irrigated croplands; NRCS personnel demonstrate field soil health testing techniques and the basic principles of soil health management and programs available through NRCS.
Season 2 – Episode 23
Cattle ranch in Montana participates in Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) with NRCS; facilitating practices and grazing management to improve sage grouse habitat; state biologist tracks radio-collared sage hens and role of data analysis in developing habitat recommendations; SGI explained by national coordinator.
Season 2 – Episode 22 – Fort Chadbourne
Private ranch establishes a foundation, restores buildings, and opens to the public an 1850s-1860s historic U.S. Army fort; and re-enactment days at Fort Chadbourne.
Season 2 Episode 21
South Texas Natives project to re-establish native plants in South Texas; native plant selection; nursery and field trials; seed production; commercial release for conservation in South Texas.
Season 2 Episode 20
Windbreak establishment; playa lake management for waterfowl; cactus control; high plains farm in the Texas panhandle.
Corn producer shows his irrigation efficiency practices, strip tillage, water conservation in Ogallala Aquifer, participation with the NRCS and North Plains Underground Water District.
Season 2 Episode 17
Story of the founding of King Ranch; cooperation with CK Wildlife Research Institute; brush management; wildlife survey techniques; and wildlife enterprises on King Ranch.
Season 2 Episode 16
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) scientists talk about research and white-tailed deer nutrition and quail. Rancher discusses the CKWRI value to landowners.
Season 2 Episode 15 – Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
History of Caesar Kleberg in South Texas and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, its purpose, research, and application out on the land.
Season 2 Episode 14 – Soil Health Management Systems
Season Premier Episode, Soil Health Management Systems with emphasis on tillage systems, cover crops, soil quality improvement, and effect on water quality on central Texas farm.
OUT ON THE LAND Seasons 1 and 2 Summary
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This 10 minute video introduces OUT ON THE LAND in the first few minutes, then has an excerpt and narrative about all the episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 (2013). This is an excellent way to get an overview of the subjects covered in OOTL’s first year.