On the Land

At its heart, “On the Land” is a show that deals with our relationship with the Earth, for better or worse. Can we make a living from a place without destroying it? Is there hope for sustainable land use, or is money all that matters, no matter the environmental consequences? Does our society value wilderness beyond the resources we can extract from it? These are all questions that the show examines in detail, using four different areas in various stages of development.

A polar bear feeds on the jaws of a bowhead whale harvested by Natives along the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Image ID: BEA019-00001)

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