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Conserving Earth
Every 3rd Weds of the month
  • In this episode of Conserving Earth, host Laura-Ashley Overdyke hosts a discussion of endangered species, including species in our region.
  • 6pm, May 18, 2022 Host Rebecca Triche welcomes 3 Master Naturalists, for a discussion of who Master Naturalists are and how to become one.
  • Host Janice Bezanson speaks with regional experts about funding to preserve wildlife, and, in particular, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act that is moving through Congress.
  • Host Rebecca Triche discusses the 2012 explosion at Camp Minden and the response by the community calling for safe and clean disposal of the deteriorating and volatile chemicals and explosives located on site. Airdate Feb. 16, 2022, 6 pm
  • Host Laura-Ashley Overdyke, director of the Caddo Lake Institute, hosts this episode, which discusses flood management. Airdate: January 19, 2022 6pm
  • On this debut episode of Conserving Earth, Host Janice Bezanson is joined by Ben Jones, Executive Director of the Texas Conservation Alliance, to talk about the impact of light pollution on migrating birds and how buildings and cities such as Dallas, Houston and Austin are participating in Lights Out to protect migrating birds, how other cities can take steps to do the same, as well as how individuals can help by flipping a switch.
  • Host Laura-Ashley Overdyke hosts a discussion of the Paddlefish, our continent's oldest surviving species. Special guest is Mike Montagne.
  • Host Janice Bezanson is joined by Jim Thompson, chair of the North East Texas Regional Water Planning District and CFO of Ward Timber Company, and Jim Neal, wildlife biologist retired from US Fish and Wildlife Service and specialist in bottomland hardwood forests to discuss the Marvin Nichols Reservoir.
  • 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/