This Land


Illegal marijuana growers take refuge in the vast wilderness of the West, reaping the benefits of the lucrative black market while leaving behind poisoned land, water, and wildlife in their wake. This Land travels alongside scientists and law enforcement agents as they fight to restore public lands that have been ravaged by the growers, and return them to the wildlife from which they've been stolen.

Accessible for free April 18-25.

  • Director: Madeleine Brunt

  • Duration: 15min 35sec

  • Category: 2020 Selection


Join the director, Madeleine Brunt, Dr. Mourad Gabriel and Dr. Greta Wengert on April 20 at 4:15 pm for a Live Zoom Q&A. Starts at 4:20 pm MTS. Meeting ID: 789 886 5870

Read about illegal growers from National Geographic