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Queen Bess Island Restoration (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Queen Bess Island, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-05-08

Duration: 00:03:40

Subjects: Queen Bess Island (La.) | Environment | COASTAL RESTORATION | Brown pelican | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Giffen, Gabe Producer
  • Baker, Todd Interviewee
  • Freer-Leonards, Katie Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This segment from the May 8, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Gabe Giffen’s report on the completion of a coastal restoration project at Queen Bess Island near Grand Isle, an important nesting habitat for brown pelicans. He interviews Todd Baker of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Katie Freer-Leonard of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). It also includes highlights of Governor John Bel Edwards officially reopening the island in February 2020. Hosts: Andre Moreau and Natasha Williams