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Preserving the Atchafalaya Basin (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-07-25

Duration: 00:10:08

Subjects: ATCHAFALAYA BASIN | Environment


  • Myers, Laura Host
  • Lockwood, C.C. Interviewee
  • Fryling, Charles Interviewee
  • Brehm, Stuart Interviewee
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Bateman, Butch Interviewee
  • Breaux, John Interviewee
  • Tauzin, Billy Interviewee
  • Soileau, David Interviewee
  • Killebrew, Chuck Interviewee
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee


This segment from the July 25, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the status of the Atchafalaya Basin compromise plan. Myers reports that the United States Department of the Interior needs $2 million more to purchase 15,000 acres of privately owned land for the plan. She interviews: C.C. Lockwood, wildlife photographer; Charles Fryling, LSU professor; Stuart Brehm of the United States Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston; Butch Bateman of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF); Congressman John Breaux; Congressman Billy Tauzin; David Soileau of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; Chuck Killebrew of LDWF; and Congressman Henson Moore.