Region: Coastal Plain
Topics: Big Thicket, Forestry, Parks, Land
Ms Johnston had a career as a reference librarian and library director
at Lamar University in Beaumont, but also has found time to work
for environmental protection in the Big Thicket and across Texas.
She has volunteered with the board of the
Big Thicket Association
and the Big Thicket Conservation Association since 1965, working
with them to secure roughly 100,000 acres of unique, highly diverse
habitat within the Thicket as a federal biological preserve. She
also served in 1994-96 as a member of the State Executive Committee
of the Sierra Club's Lone
Star Chapter to press for statewide public health, habitat
and wildlife protection.
October 11, 1999
Reels 2050 and 2051