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Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, 29.7295845, -92.8201764

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-09-14

Duration: 00:07:07

Subjects: Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | ALLIGATORS | Nature


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Ensminger, Allen Interviewee
  • Joanen, Ted Interviewee


This segment from the September 14, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ visit to the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, which is located along 26 miles of the Cameron Parish and Vermilion Parish coastline in southwest Louisiana. Her report covers: the creation of the refuge by Edward McIlhenney and John D. Rockefeller; the transfer of the refuge to the state of Louisiana in 1920; the oil and gas royalties that fund its operation; and their alligator research. Ekings interviews wildlife manager Allen Ensminger and biologist Ted Joanen. Host: Beth Courtney