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Johnny French

Region: Coastal Prairie

Topics: Government, Regulation, Biology, Development

Mr. French is a biologist who served for close to 25 years in the Corpus Christi office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service monitoring, reviewing and seeking to improve numerous projects requiring a federal permit or consultation.  For example, some of the projects he worked on included oil and gas drilling on Padre Island, cleanup of the Ixtoc oil spill, dredging for the Intracoastal Waterway, navigation related to the Homeport proposal, chemical production and cleanup at ASARCO, Alcoa and Formosa Chemical, and protection plans for the ocelot, jaguarundi, bald eagle, whooping crane, Atwater prairie chicken, brown pelican and piping plover.  Following retirement in 2001, he has continued to be involved, with much of his recent effort focused on maintaining public access to the Texas shore.


February 24, 2006
Zapata, Texas
Reels 2371 and 2372

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

Please see the uncut video (reels 2371 and 2372) and the transcript of Mr. French's full  interview.





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Texas Legacy Project

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