Conservation History Association of
Texas welcomes you to texaslegacy.org, an online archive of video, audio, text, and other
materials collected through interviews and correspondence with the people
who have shaped and continue to influence the protection of Texas natural
We also are
excited to announce the publication of a book based on the
archive, entitled, "The Texas Legacy Project:
Stories of Courage and Conservation", featuring excerpts from
over 60 narrators' interviews. The book is edited by David Todd and David Weisman, and
published in the fall of 2010 by
Texas A&M Press.
Press reactions to the book can be seen here.
Texas is unique in its vast diversity of land and resources,
and in the variety of the conservationists who have sought to protect the
state. The conservationists involved in this project
include farmers, ranchers, politicians, landowners, citizen advocates, journalists,
medical doctors, environmental attorneys, engineers, agency officials,
and others from every region of the state.
The goal of collecting these materials is to promote and recognize
the many contributions of Texans toward conservation of the state's
resources and protection of her citizens' health. We hope that
the people, lives, and works chronicled here will inform, encourage,
and inspire both old and new conservationists in Texas and elsewhere.
Please take some time to explore our site to learn about the issues and
concerns facing natural resources in the Lone Star State: