Following the Dust Bowl catastrophe, greater amounts of land became dedicated to wheat production and local inhabitants believed the Dust Bowl was behind them. However, in the 1950s, symptoms of a relapse were looming. Luckily, many farmers used Howard Finnell's conservation practices; therefore, the catastrophe was averted.
Hank discusses how ecologists believe in conservation and how the government has also made efforts to support conservation. Hank further discusses the strides made by modern ecologists in the ecology field.