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David Bamberger

Region: Hill Country

Topics: Land, Restoration, Watersheds, Ranching, Bats

Over the course of 30 years, Mr. Bamberger has restored Selah, a badly abused tract of some 6000 acres located in the Hill Country of central Texas. He has managed to recover natural spring flows, bring back native grasses and other plants, protect the endangered Scimitar-horned Oryx, and explore ways of expanding bat populations. As well, through the Bamberger Ranch Conservancy, he has helped educate children and adults, city dwellers and ranchers, about the need to be a good steward of the land. The Conservancy has also acted as a host for a number of meetings among conservation groups, along with providing grants to a variety of schools and environmental organizations.


June 17, 1999
Johnson City, Texas
Reels 2003 and 2004

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Bamberger.

Please see Mr. Bamberger's full  interview video (reel 2003 and 2004) or  transcript.







Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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