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Bonnie McKinney

Region: Trans Pecos

Topics: Wildlife, Biology, Botany, Science, Education

Mrs. McKinney is a Marathon-based field biologist who has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife throughout west Texas, focusing on monitoring and protecting cacti, bats, elf owls, peregrine falcons and other raptors, and black bear, as well as on maintaining good relations with private landowners and conducting classroom programs for children.  She currently is working as the wildlife coordinator for El Carmen-CEMEX in the Maderas del Carmen preserve, a sky island just across the Rio Grande from Big Bend National Park in Mexico.

In more recent years, since our interview, Mrs. McKinney has been wildlife coordinator for the 136,000-acre CEMEX conservation area in the Sierra El Carmen, to the south of Big Bend National Park, in Mexico.  She focuses on black bear research and conservation, among other tasks.



April 5, 2001
Marathon, Texas
Reel 2157

Please see a short  Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Ms. McKinney.

Please see the video (reel 2157) and  transcript of Mrs.  McKinney's full interview.






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