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American Agenda (Environment: Development) #113751

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Palm Springs, California: Barry Serafin) Question of how to develop American while protecting its environmental featured; scenes shown of work of environmental group Nature Conservancy, which buys back land to preserve it. [Nature Conservancy president Frank BOREN - says buy back the environmental] Exs. of areas and endangered species saved by group shown. [US Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson Frank DUNKLE - says Nature Conservancy gets things done.] [BOREN - says we work in mktplace. and not cthse.] [Friends of the Earth spokesperson Dave MALAKOFF - says we will take the politically active role.] Palm Springs, California, cited as model of area with developed and off-limits sections; scenes shown of endangered species the fringed-toed lizard and of a preserve in Cochella Valley set up by Nature Conservancy. [Biologist Cameron BARROWS - discusses battle over development and the lizard.] [Developers' attorney Paul SELZER - says this approach can work any place.] Dvt. of conservancy approach elsewhere detailed; sites shown. [Redding land trust representative Phyllis KROLL - discusses efforts to save her area.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Holdings of Nature Conservancy reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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