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Conserving Earth 1 November
Conserving Earth
Every 3rd Weds of the month
  • In the November 17, 2021 episode of Conserving Earth, we explore how longleaf pine forest restoration in Kisatchie National Forest also supports restoration of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker population in Louisiana. Rebecca Triche talks with US Forest Service’s Lisa Lewis, forest supervisor; Jonny Fryar, district ranger; and Jim Caldwell, public affairs officer. Declines in wildlife species are directly related to declines in habitat. Longleaf pine habitat is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and relies on management practices using prescribed burning. We also learn more about the history of Louisiana’s only national forest, which encompasses 604,000 acres, and how you can access Kisatchie for recreational uses such as camping, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting. View current status of the forest at https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie/