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Conserving Earth
Every 3rd Weds of the month
  • From pine forests to coastal marshes, Louisiana citizens enjoy being outdoors and value conservation of our land, water and wildlife. Louisiana Outdoors Forever is a new program that provides matching funds for conservation projects. Louisiana has been missing out on a lot of opportunities for conservation work and funding has gone to other states, but not anymore. On this episode of Conserving Earth, host Rebecca Triche talks with Karen Gautreaux from the Nature Conservancy Louisiana about Louisiana Outdoors Forever and how you can help.
  • Water – It’s vital to us personally and to our collective futures. On the next Conserving Earth, we’ll begin an ongoing discussion about Water as a critical resource. Tune in Wednesday, February 21st at 6 p.m. to hear about this increasingly hot topic from experts at Tulane’s Institute on Water Resources and Texas’ Meadows Center for Water, hosted by Laura-Ashley Overdyke of the Caddo Lake Institute.
  • On this month’s edition of Conserving Earth, host Janice Bezanson, Senior Policy Director for Texas Conservation Alliance, welcomes Melanie Ferguson, Director of the Dallas Water Commons, and actor-author-activist David Marquis, who has written and performed one-man plays about nature and is producing a trilogy of books on how water fits into our lives.
  • On this month’s Conserving Earth, Janice Bezanson talks with talented wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters of Fin and Fur Films. Ben and Janice talk about how natural history filmmaking can be used to influence conservation of iconic species and help people learn to coexist with the wildlife in our world. Ben’s feature-length films, such as Deep in the Heart, and his numerous shorter pieces, chronicle key wildlife successes and highlight ways to protect the healthy ecosystems that support both people and wildlife. Red River Radio listeners can view the amazing cinematography and wildlife action shots of Ben and his team at https://www.finandfurfilms.com/.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. On this Conserving Earth, Rebecca Triche host the discussion about what is called the “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico but is more accurately described as a low oxygen area. How does hypoxia in the Gulf impact fisheries and other resources along the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi? Find out how land management and farm practices can impact the health of the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Nancy Rabalais with LSU and LUMCON, Doug Daigle with the Louisiana Hypoxia Working Group, and Marty Fulton with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service join host Rebecca Triche to talk about causes and solutions of the Gulf’s hypoxia each summer.
  • At nearly a million acres, the Atchafalaya Basin is America’s largest swamp. It’s bigger than the Florida Everglades, yet how much do you know about its role in flood management and land building? Brian Lezina with the Coastal Planning and Restoration Authority, and Justin Lemoine, with the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area join host Rebecca Triche to discuss managing for wildlife habitat in “the Basin” and its significance for sustaining cultures and communities. Learn more about the Atchafalaya Basin on the next Conserving Earth on Wednesday November 15 at 6pm.
  • October’s episode of Conserving Earth explores 30 years of Conserving Caddo Lake.
  • 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.
  • For Wednesday June 21, 6 PM. The State of Louisiana is disproportionately effected by rising seas, increased flooding, and extreme heat and weather. Louisiana is also the 5th largest emitter of Greenhouse gases . . .tune in to Conserving Earth to learn what the state is doing and how you might fit in.