Terra

This science and natural history series presents stories that speak to the relationship between human civilization and the planet. An accessible and thought-provoking series, terra offers a window to the natural world by exploring frontiers of research, examining applications of science, and celebrating diversity in our natural environment. Topics range from habitat issues, species survival, profiles of individuals working in the field and even major ecological alerts. Produced in conjunction with the graduate program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University and Filmmakers for Conservation Ltd. terra provides independent filmmakers and students a venue in which to present their own perspectives on ecological and environmental topics. terra is presented by KUSM/ MontanaPBS, MSU Bozeman.

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Ten Days to Paint The Forest - Part 1
2010-05-03

Terra Bytes - Populations
2010-04-26

Terra Short Films
2009-12-28

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Bison of Yellowstone: Managing An American Icon
 (No. 102)
Once near extinction, the American bison now flourishes. Swift intervention by the American Bison Society and a handful of entrepreneurs tipped the odds back in the bison's favor, and today the species is back in full force. The bison is a conservation success story, a strong symbol of the American West, and a management dilemma. Bison of Yellowstone: Managing an American Icon examines the Yellowstone bison herd over the course of the last century. Produced by Alison Backus for TERRA, distributed by KUSM/MontanaPBS, MSU- Bozeman. (First Aired Thursday, May 12, 2005)
Front gate of the Yellowstone Bison Ranch, 1922.  Photo courtesy of Cork Mortensen.
Cowboys herding the bison at the YNP Bison Ranch, circa 1920.  Photo courtesy of the YNP Archives.
Cowboys herding the bison at the YNP Bison Ranch, circa 1920.  Photo courtesy of the YNP Archives.

Herd of bison in corral at the YNP Bison Ranch, circa 1920.  Photo courtesy of Cork Mortensen.

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