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The Conserving Earth Podcast
Every 3rd weds of the month

A monthly show featuring experts discussing wildlife and our natural resources, and what we can do to preserve our environment.

Latest Episodes
  • Airs Wednesday, September 20, 6 p.m. This edition of Conserving Earth, hosted by Janice Bezanson, features a conversation with Jenny Sanders, coordinator of a grassroots coalition of hunters, landowners and conservationists in Texas
  • How can private land owners protect their own land for generations to come? Conservation easements have multiple benefits for individuals, nature, and for all of us. Join Laura-Ashley Overdyke from the Caddo Lake Institute and David Bezanson from the Nature Conservancy Texas on Conserving Earth, July 19 at 6 PM.
  • Host Janice Bezanson discusses water resources with the Executive Director of the Texas Conservation Alliance, John DeFillipo. Airs on May 17, 2023 at 6 pm.
  • April’s Conserving Earth features discussion about the Farm Bill and its impact on habitat conservation and natural resources management. Host Rebecca Triche is joined by Commissioner Mike Strain of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry; Chad Kacir, the NRCS State Conservationist for Louisiana; and Bill Bartush, a certified wildlife biologist with the American Bird Conservancy working with the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture.
  • Conserving Earth's host Rebecca Triche talks about the benefits of national wildlife refuges for conservation with Terri Jacobson, ranger with Red River National Wildlife Refuge, Leo Gustafson, refuge manager with Neches River National Wildlife Refuge and Skipper Dickson, Shreveport businessman, conservationist and first board chairman for The Nature Conservancy Louisiana.
  • Laura-Ashley Overdyke, from the Caddo Lake Institute, hosts this episode about improving the habitat in your yard with native plants. Guest, Julia Parr from Growing Texas Natives.
  • Host Janice Bezanson hosts this episode of Conserving Earth, which discusses funding for conservation.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 6 p.m. The topic of discussion for tonight's Conserving Earth, will be Louisiana’s coastal restoration planning. What does coastal sustainability mean for Louisiana after having lost 2,000 square miles of coastal wetlands in a century? It’s not just a local concern for people living in south Louisiana and loss of critical wildlife and fish habitat. It impacts the nation’s transportation and energy sectors. Bren Haase, executive director with Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, and Dr. Alisha Renfroe, coastal scientist with National Wildlife Federation, join host Rebecca Triche.
  • Airs Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6 p.m. You probably know what nature means to you personally, but it’s becoming increasingly important to be able to really quantify the value of nature. Host Laura-Ashley Overdyke of the Caddo Lake Institute, talks to Shelly Plante, head of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Nature Tourism division, and Dr. Roel Lopez, director of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, about a new paper about the economics of ecosystem services.
  • Host Rebecca Triche discusses chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and other cervids. Guests discussing wildlife impacts and management implications for this always fatal neurological disease are Johnathan Bordelon and Dr. Jim Lacour with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; and Dr. Hunter Reed with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. (Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife)