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100 Years of Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-11-01

Duration: 00:06:27

Subjects: Conservation | Nature | COASTAL EROSION | Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Brown, Christian Interviewee
  • Baker, Buddy Interviewee
  • Trosclair, Phillip, III Interviewee
  • Giffin, Gabe Interviewee
  • Montoucet, Jack Interviewee


This segment from the November 1, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rex Q. Fortenberry’s report on the 100th anniversary of the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, which is located in Cameron Parish and Vermilion Parish and operated by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). His report touches on: the founding of the refuge by E.A. McIlhenny; their research and educational projects; and their role in combating coastal erosion. He interviews: Christian Brown, the great-grandson of E.A. McIlhenny; Buddy Baker, LDWF; Phillip “Scooter” Trosclair III, LDWF; Gabe Giffin, LDWF; and Secretary Jack Montoucet of LDWF. Host: Andre Moreau