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Delta Guardians (2014)

Alive! In America's Delta



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-01-08

Duration: 00:26:45

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Law Enforcement | Wildlife conservation | Nature | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005


  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Allen, Gary Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Giffin, Gabe Photographer
  • Budd, Sally Photographer
  • Esneault, Mike Composer
  • Godoy, Al Editor
  • Allen, Gary Editor
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Laudun, Tika Editor
  • Goodman, John Narrator
  • Arnaud, Joseph Interviewee
  • Mayne, Jeff Interviewee
  • Huval, Travis Interviewee
  • Salpietra, Donald Interviewee
  • Durham, Scott Interviewee
  • Aucoin, Dean Interviewee
  • Robertson, Beau Interviewee
  • Nabors, Brett Interviewee
  • Purvis, Richard Interviewee
  • Young, Adam Interviewee
  • Adams, Jared Interviewee
  • Lanoux, Randy Interviewee
  • Zechenelly, Rachel Interviewee
  • Callegari, Jay Interviewee
  • Roberts, Will Interviewee
  • Burnett, Lewis Interviewee


This episode of the series “Alive! In America’s Delta” from January 8, 2014, focuses on the work of the enforcement agents at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in enforcing state and federal wildlife conservation laws. It covers: the training of enforcement agents; their work in patrolling the state on land, by air, and by boat; their enforcement of boating safety laws; and their role in conducting search-and-rescue operations following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005. It follows agents as they work at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, West Cove in Calcasieu Lake, the Gulf of Mexico, Toledo Bend, and Lake Maurepas. It includes interviews with: Lt. Joseph Arnaud; Col. Jeff Mayne; Sgt. Travis Huval; Lt. Donald Salpietra; Scott Durham; Lt. Dean Aucoin; Lt. Beau Robertson; Senior Agent Brett Nabors; Sgt. Richard Purvis; Sgt. Adam Young; Sgt. Jared Adams; Sgt. Randy Lanoux; Captain Rachel Zechenelly; Special Agent Jay Callegari; Sgt. Will Roberts; and Sgt. Lewis Burnett. Narrator: John Goodman