LPB premieres Delta Guardians Jan. 7

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - When you think of law enforcement, you may not automatically consider the brave men and women of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, but these highly trained and dedicated professionals put their lives on the line to protect both the people who live, work and play in America's delta, and the unique array of fish and wildlife that calls this region home.

Delta Guardians, the third program in Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Alive! In America's Delta series, premieres Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. followed by Black Bear Comeback at 7:30 p.m.

Delta Guardians will have an encore showing on LPB HD on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

During times of disaster, these "delta guardians" are most often the first to the scene. They were the unsung heroes in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, rescuing thousands trapped after the storms, but the larger job they are called to do is even more daunting.

Wildlife and Fisheries agents use modern tools and techniques to police and prosecute poachers, educate people about water and firearm safety, and protect seafood and wildlife populations and their habitats.

This program follows these defenders of America's delta deep into the swamps, forests, marshes, and coastal waters of Louisiana's wetlands.