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Disappearing Pine Snake (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-06-08

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service | Endangered Species | Louisiana Pine Snake | Environment | Nature | Longleaf pine


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Pitre, John Interviewee
  • Mallach, Troy Interviewee
  • Daigle, David Interviewee
  • Shively, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the June 8, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the Natural Resource Conservation Services’ (NRCS) efforts to work with private landowners to restore the longleaf pine habitat in central and north Louisiana for the benefit of the Louisiana pine snake and other endangered species. Spires reports that the Louisiana pine snake was placed on the endangered species list in April. She interviews: John Pitre, a state resource conservationist with NRCS; Troy Mallach, a state wildlife biologist with NRCS; David Daigle, private landowner; and Steve Shively, a wildlife biologist with the Kisatchie National Forest. Host: Andre Moreau