Pete Gunter, Ph.D.
Topics: Forestry, Clearcutting, Piney Woods, Big Thicket, Ethics, Education
Dr. Gunter is a professor of philosophy at the
University of North
Texas in Denton, where he teaches courses in environmental ethics and
other topics. He is an accomplished author, having written The Big
Thicket: A Challenge for Conservation, Texas Land Ethics,
and a variety of other pieces, including fiction, philosophical
monographs, and book reviews. He is also noted for his singing and
songwriting, as recorded on "The Last Big Thicket Blues" and "Chicken
Fried Escargot". Finally, he is well known for his contributions to
federal efforts to set aside the Big Thicket Natural Preserve, an area
of great biodiversity and beauty.
January 18, 1998