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Marjorie Adams, an Austin nature and birding columnist and filmmaker [See video reel 1019]

Bill Addington, a Sierra Blanca grocer, farmer, and water activist [See video reels 2136, 2137, and 2138]

John Ahrns, a naturalist who has restored and interpreted the Hill Country's West Cave Preserve, near Round Mountain [See video reels 2319 and 2320]

Richard Alles, a leader in the San Antonio Citizens' Tree Coalition seeking to protect the City's urban forests [See video reels 2332 and 2333]

Susana Almanza, a community organizer who has worked for environmental justice in Austin [See video reel 2260]

Tony Amos, a Port Aransas oceanographer and instrument technician [See video reel 1005]

Jim Bill Anderson, a cattleman from Canadian who has helped promote nature tourism in the region [See video reel 2226 and 2227]

LaNell Anderson, a realtor and air quality advocate in Channelview [See video reel 2036 and 2037]

Dede Armentrout, a San Marcos zoology professor and former regional Audubon Society director [See video reel 2019 and 2020]

Bob Armstrong, an ex state representative, General Land Office Commissioner, and assistant Secretary of the Interior Department from Austin [See video reel 2021 and 2022]

Mary Arnold, an Austin advocate for water quality protection and careful land use [See video reel 1012 part A and part B]

Sue Bailey, a marina and bait shop owner, and former Audubon refuge warden, in Bridge City [See video reel  2060 and 2061]

David Bamberger, a Johnson City rancher involved in land restoration and environmental education [See video reel 2003 and 2004]

Malcolm Beck, a San Antonio farmer and producer of compost, mulch and other agricultural supplies [See video reel 2200 and 2201]

Mavis Belisle, an environmental and peace activist focused on nuclear weapons and waste issues, and based in Panhandle, Texas [See video reel 2212 and 2213]

Maria Berriozabal, an environmental advocate and former council member for the City of San Antonio [See video reel 2330 and 2331]

Janice Bezanson, an Austin advocate for river and forest protection, and the director of the Texas Conservation Alliance [See video reel 2385 and 2386]

Alan Birkenfeld, a rancher from the Panhandle town of Nazareth who raises and sells grass-fed beef, lamb and poultry [See video reel 2245]

Darryl Birkenfeld, a farmer, educator, and former priest from Nazareth who is helping his Panhandle neighbors explore more sustainable options [See video reel 2243 and 2244]

Jim Blackburn, an environmental attorney, planner, writer and teacher from Houston [See video reel 2028 and 2029]

David Blankinship, a science teacher, Audubon staff member and Fish and Wildlife Service biologist from south Texas [See video reel 2090]

Deyaun Boudreaux, an advocate for fishery protection based in Laguna Vista [See video reel 2082 and 2083]

Mike Bradshaw, a state game warden from Carrizo Springs who has worked many wildlife cases in south Texas, and taught tracking skills to other wardens [See video reels 2362 and 2363]

Betty Brink, a Fort Worth journalist and anti-nuclear activist [See video reel 2103 and 2104]

Al Brothers, a wildlife manager, and expert on whitetail deer, based in Berclair [See video reel 2075 and 2076]

John Bryant, an attorney and former state and federal legislator from Dallas [See video reel 2130]

Winnie Burkett, an ornithologist and coastal refuge manager for the Houston Audubon Society [See video reel 2062 and 2063]

Bob Burleson, a Temple attorney, river runner and former Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioner [See video reels 2009 and 2010]

Mickey Burleson, a Temple journalist and former Nature Conservancy board member and Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioner [See video reel 2012]

Mickey and Bob Burleson show and discuss the reconstruction of a native blackland tallgrass prairie east of  Temple [See video reel 2011]

Alma and Earl Burnam, long-time volunteers in the Fort Worth chapters of the Sierra Club and Audubon Society [See video reels 2100 and 2101]

Tommy "T.C." Calvert, a San Antonio newspaper publisher and organizer who has been involved in environmental justice issues [See video reels 2194 and 2195]

Mary Lou Campbell, a South Padre Island advocate on water quality, development and habitat protection  [See video reel 1017, part A and part B]

John Mac Carpenter, a Fort Stockton  farmer and oilfield worker, is known for his botanical knowledge and environmental activism in the Trans Pecos [See video reel 2159 and 2160].

Scooter Cheatham, an Austin architect and economic botanist, works for appreciation and cultivation of wild plants [See video reel 2146 and 2147]

Scooter Cheatham, discusses the life, career and influence of the Houston-based plant explorer, nurseryman, and native plant promoter, Lynn Lowrey [See video reel 2299]

Russ Clapper, a Fish and Wildlife Service staffer from Anahuac involved in wildlife protection and restoration [See video reel 1018, part A and part B]

H.C. Clark, a Houston geophysicist and Rice professor, has advised many citizen groups on landfills, deep wells and land farms [See video reel 2271 and 2272].

Bessie Cornelius, a Beaumont birder and volunteer active in habitat protection [See video reel 2058 and 2059].

Ernie Cortes, a San Antonio organizer who has brought improvements in flood control, drinking water, sewer and other services to poor and minority communities [See video reel 2185]

Felix Cox, a commercial fisherman and shrimper based in Aransas Pass, has been involved in protecting the red snapper [See video reel 2077 and 2078].

David Creech, a Nacogdoches horticulture professor and arboretum director, discusses the life, career and influence of the Houston-based plant explorer, nurseryman, and native plant promoter, Lynn Lowrey [See video reel 2296]

Carol Cullar, an Eagle Pass teacher, artist and poet who has worked to spread an appreciation for the natural world [See video reel 2359 and 2360]

Susan Curry, an Alpine editor, springs manager and opponent to a nuclear waste project [See video reel 2156]

Tom Curry, a graphic artist and activist on road, air and nuclear waste issues, hailing from Alpine [See video reel 2155]

Walt Davis, a Red River Valley landowner and livestock raiser [See video reels 2115 and 2116]

Larry DeMartino, a San Antonio landscape architect and neighborhood activist [See video reels 2350, 2351, and 2352]

Donnie Dendy, a Perryton wheat and soybean farmer who has sought reform of local confined feeding operations [See video reels 2221 and 2222]

Alfred Dominic, a Port Arthur deacon and wastewater technician active in protecting his community from pollution [See video reel 2049].

Robin Doughty, an Austin geography professor and author [see video reels 2175 and 2176]

Lou Dubose, an Austin writer and editor [See video reel 2023 and 2024, from a joint interview with Michael King]

Helen Dutmer, a San Antonio city and county politician with a strong interest in water issues [See video reels 2353 and 2354]

Jim Earhart, a Laredo biologist, professor, and proponent for the Rio Grande [See video reels 2366, 2367, and 2368]

John Echols, a retired colonel from Uncertain, speaks about the protection of Caddo Lake [See video reel 2124]

Jim Eidson, a Celeste ecologist and former manager of the Nature Conservancy Clymer tallgrass prairie [See video reel 2014]

Victor Emanuel, an Austin birder and nature tour operator [See video reel  1007]

Midge Erskine, a Midland wildlife habilitation expert and advocate for clean government [See video reel 2133 and 2134]

Ted Eubanks, a birder and ecotourism consultant based in Austin [See video reels 2191 and 2192]

John Fairey, an architect, professor, and developer of Peckerwood Gardens near Hempstead, discusses the life, career and influence of the Houston-based plant explorer, nurseryman, and native plant promoter, Lynn Lowrey [See video reel 2301]

Sissy Farenthold, an attorney, philanthropist and state representative for Corpus Christi who has long spoken out for environmental justice [See video reel 2033 and 2034]

Shudde Fath, an Austin activist for utility reform and water quality protection [See video reel 1009]

Bebe Fenstermaker, a San Antonio landowner involved in protecting the land and wildlife of an historic ranch [See video reel 2347]

Martha Fenstermaker, a Laredo artist working to save the land, wildlife and heritage of her family's Hill Country ranch [See video reel 2349]

  Mary "Sissy" Fenstermaker, a San Antonio landowner working to protect a family ranch from road, power line, and airport projects [See video reel 2348]

Merriwood Ferguson, a Brownsville builder and volunteer for protecting habitat and wildlife in the Valley [See video reel 2087]

Ben Figueroa, a Kingsville social worker, has worked to protect the area against uranium mining operations and tailings waste [See video reel 2079 and 2080]

Pliny Fisk, an Austin architect and co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems [See video reel 2184]

Hal Flanders, an Alpine naturalist and advocate for recycling, sustainable building, and the Green Party [See video reel 2153 and 2154]

David Freeman, an Austin utility administrator who helped reform energy and water programs at the Lowe Colorado River Authority [See video reel 2391, in Real Media or as Windows Media]

Johnny French, a Corpus Christi federal biologist who reviewed and improved coastal mining, navigation, industrial and dredging projects [See video reel 2371 and 2372]

Carl Frentress, an Athens wildlife biologist and waterfowl expert [See video reel 2127 and 2128]

Ned Fritz, a Dallas attorney and organizer for forest and river protection [See video reel 1008 and 2109]

Ygnacio "Nacho" Garza, an accountant and former Texas Parks &  Wildlife commissioner and Brownsville mayor [See video reel 2088]

Beverly Gattis, an Amarillo activist involved in nuclear weapons and waste work, and interested in sustainable building [See video reel 2215 and 2216]

Phyllis Glazer, a Winona landowner who organized opposition to a local hazardous waste facility and environmental injustice generally [See video reel 2119 and 2120]

Jeanne Gramstorff, a Farnsworth farmer, banker, and opponent of local confined feeding operations [See video reel 2219 and 2220]

John Graves, a Glen Rose landowner, author and rivers chronicler [See video reel 2107]

J.D. Green, a retired rancher and manager of an Urban Harvest community garden in the Houston inner city, introduced by Bob Randall [See video reel 2035b]

Maria "Meg" Guerra, a rancher and newspaper publisher from San Ygnacio [See video reel 2097 and 2098]

Pete Gunter, a Denton professor active in Big Thicket protection and land ethics studies [See video reel  1016]

Ann Hamilton, a Houston environmental grant officer and open space advocate [See video reel 2273 and 2274]

Grover Hankins, a Houston attorney and proponent for environmental justice [See video reel 2042 and 2043]

Richard Harrel, a biology professor at Lamar University in Beaumont who has specialized in understanding east Texas streams [See video reel 2052 and 2053]

Adlene Harrison, a Dallas City Council member, DART trustee, and EPA regional administrator [See video reel 2110 and 2111]

Ed Harte, a Corpus Christi publisher involved in habitat, farmland and coastal protection [See video reel 1004]

Stuart Henry, an Austin environmental attorney who has argued key water cases for public groups [See video reels 2007 and 2008]

Tootsie Herndon, a Spofford landowner who has spoken out for protection of groundwater supply and quality [See video reel 2357 and 2358]

Sylvia Herrera, an activist who has worked for public health protection in her Austin neighborhood [See video reel 2259]

Terry Hershey, a philanthropist and advocate for open space and free-flowing streams [See video reels 2188 and 2189]

Jim Hightower, the Austin writer, radio commentator, and former Texas Agricultural Commissioner [See video reels 2171 and 2172]

Henry Hildebrand, a Flower Bluff marine biologist and expert in sea turtles and commercial fisheries [See video reel 2070 and 2071]

Tim Hixon, a San Antonio builder, rancher and philanthropist who has worked on habitat and wildlife protection [See video reel 2334 and 2335]

Dennis Holbrook, a pioneering organic citrus farmer in Mission [See video reel 2093 and 2094]

Clark Hubbs, an icthyologist and professor at the University of Texas at Austin [See video reel 2013 and 2014]

Susan Hughes, a San Antonio writer, has volunteered with the Audubon Society, Master Naturalist program, and Edwards Aquifer Authority [See video reel 2340, 2341, and 2342]

Reggie James, an attorney and Texas state director of Consumers Union, who has long worked on food safety and other issues [see video reel 2255 and 2256]

Maxine Johnston, a Batson librarian and proponent for Big Thicket protection [See video reels 2050 and 2051]

Don Kennard, a state senator from  Fort Worth and early advocate for public lands [see video reels 2015 and 2016]

Marie Killebrew, a rancher in Canadian who has grown concerned about large-scale groundwater pumpage and export from the Panhandle [see video reel 2223]

Michael King, an Austin journalist and editor [See video reel 2023 and 2024, from a joint interview with Lou Dubose].

Walt Kittelberger, a sport-fishing guide and director of the Lower Laguna Madre Foundation, based in Port Mansfield [See video reel 2081].

Tonya Kleuskens, a Panhandle farmer based in Dawn, has worked to defeat plans for a nearby high-level radioactive waste disposal site and a  municipal landfill [See video reel 2247 and 2248].

Stephen Klineberg, a pollster and sociology professor at Rice University in Houston [See video reel 2040 and 2041].

Ken Kramer, the Austin-based executive director of the Texas state chapter of the Sierra Club  [See video reel 2261 and 2262].

Father Frank Kurzaj, a San Antonio priest involved in the uranium mining, milling and waste controversies in Panna Maria [see video reel 2196 and 2197]

David Langford, a Boerne professional photographer and proponent of lands and wildlife on private property [see video reel 2326 and 2327]

Daniel Lay, a long-time Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist from Nacogdoches [See video reel 1014 part A and part B]

Rob Lee, a biologist and former federal game warden based in Lubbock [see video reel 2239, 2240, and 2241]

Marvin Legator, a Galveston toxicologist and professor concerned about chemical pollution [See video reel 2283 and 2284]

Richard LeTourneau, a Longview machinist active in protecting free-flowing rivers in east Texas [See video reel 2117 and 2118]

Ruth Lofgren, a San Antonio microbiologist and volunteer with the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center and League of Women Voters [see video reel 2328 and 2329]

Rick Lowerre, an Austin environmental attorney who has represented many citizen and landowner groups [See video reels 2005 and 2006]

Kamlesh Lulla, a NASA remote sensing specialist at the Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake City [See video reel 2038 and 2039]

Mary and Jim Lynch, a publisher and farmer, respectively, from Dell City who have been involved in protecting their aquifers [See video reel 2139]

Susan Lynch, a Frio City bacteriologist, reporter, and farmer who has worked to protect the Frio and Nueces Rivers [See video reels 2355 and 2356]

Roy Malveaux, a Beaumont minister and public health advocate [See video reel 2048 and 2049]

Brandt Mannchen, a Houston air quality inspector and forest protection advocate [See video reels 2280, 2281, and 2282]

David Marrack, a Bellaire physician, pathologist, clean air advocate and birder [See video reel 2277, 2278, and 2279]

Bishop LeRoy Matthiesen, the retired Bishop of Amarillo, and an opponent of war and nuclear weapons [See video reel 2210 and 2211]

James Matz, a Harlingen politician and organizer involved in community improvement [See video reel 2084 and 2085]

Bob McFarlane, a Houston ecological consultant specializing in fishery and bird study [See video reels 2026 and 2027]

Terry McIntire, a salesman who helped to save family lands from a dam proposed for the Paluxy River [See video reel 2108].

Billy Pat McKinney, a field biologist experienced with mountain lions, big horn sheep and other wildlife of the Trans Pecos [See video reel 2158]

Bonnie McKinney, a field botanist and biologist active in the private and public lands of the Big Bend and Sierra Carmen [See video reel 2157]

Pleas McNeel, a San Antonio public media activist familiar with print, radio, TV, and the Internet [See video reels 2202 and 2203]

Ike McWhorter, a Silsbee forester, prescribed-burn expert and former  Nature Conservancy staffer [See video reels 2054 and 2055]


Sister Susan Mika, a Benedictine nun from San Antonio who has been active in environmental justice and socially responsible investing efforts [See video reel 2198 and 2199]

Joe Moore, Jr., an Austin agency official and college professor long involved with water politics [See video reel 2017 and 2018]

Jim Neal, a Nacogdoches biologist, discusses the bottomland hardwoods of east Texas [See video reel 2125 and 2126]

Bill Neiman, a farmer in Junction who raises seed for native grasses and forbs for prairie restoration [See video reel 2207 and 2208]

Clarence Ogle, a self-sufficient and diversified organic farmer and livestock raiser based near Fredericksburg [See video reel 2317 and 2318]

Gary Oldham, an organic cotton farmer, textile manufacturer and vendor from Samnorwood [See video reel 2228 and 2229]

Bill Oliver, an Austin singer and songwriter who often performs conservation-oriented music for children and adults [See video reel 2179]

Gary Oliver, a Marfa-based musician and political cartoonist active in nuclear waste issues [See video reel 2144 and 2145]

Terry O'Rourke, a Houston prosecutor and private attorney long involved in environmental cases [See video reels 2030, 2031 and 2032]

Keith Ozmore, a former Congressional aide, outdoor columnist from Huntsville [See video reel 2046 and 2047]

Marcos Paredes, the federal river ranger for the Rio Grande along the southern boundary of Big Bend National Park [See video reel 2148 and 2149]

La Rhea Pepper, an organic cotton farmer, co-op manager, processer and retailer from the Panhandle town of O'Donnell [See video reel 2242]

Mary Anne Pickens, a Columbus landscape writer and  historian, discusses the life, career and influence of the Houston-based plant explorer, nurseryman, and native plant promoter, Lynn Lowrey [See video reel 2298]

Ellis Pickett, surfer and coastal advocate from Liberty, and founder of the Texas chapter of the Surfrider Foundation [See video reel 2390]

Father Tom Pincelli, a Harlingen priest, birder, nature guide, columnist and TV host [See video reel 2086]

Sue Pope, a Midlothian landowner who has worked to clean up air pollution from area cement production and hazardous waste burning [see video reel 2105].

John Prager, a military retiree involved in work against strip mining, groundwater export, pipelines and other projects near Bastrop [See video reels 2265, 2266, and 2267]

Daniel Quinn, a Houston-based author of the Ishmael series, offers insight on the relationships between humans and the broader community of life [See video reels 2269 and 2270]

Armando Quintanilla, a Kelly Air Force Base aircraft mechanic in San Antonio who grew concerned about groundwater contamination from the Base [see video reel 2193]

Bob Randall, a Ph.D. anthropologist and founder of Urban Harvest, a network of community gardens in the Houston area, interviewed together with J.D. Green [See video reel 2035a]

Campbell Read, a Dallas statistics professor, birder, and one who has worked to bridge the worlds of conservation and faith [See video reel 2131]

Chester Rowell, a Marfa botanist and professor long interested in desert vegetation and endangered species protection [See video reel 2142 and 2143]

George Russell, a Huntsville landowner, forest advocate and video producer [See video reel 2044 and 2045]

Fran Sage, an educator, poet and air quality advocate from Alpine [See video reel 2151 and 2152]

Andy Sansom, an author and former director of the Texas Nature Conservancy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, now runs the River Systems Institute at Texas State University [See video reel 2186 and 2187]

Ben Sargent, a Pulitzer-winning, syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Austin American-Statesman [See video reel 2257]

Carol Ann Sayle, an Austin organic farmer [See video reel 2001 and 2002]

John Scanlan, an Austin attorney, philanthropist, and former trustee of the Lower Colorado River Authority [See video reel 2250, 2251, and 2252]

Ed Scharf, a Helotes advocate for planning, ecotourism and groundwater protection [See video reel 2346]

Irene Scharf, a Helotes librarian and organizer for ecotourism and conservation [See video reel 2345]

Jim Schermbeck, a Lubbock organizer and filmmaker involved in work on toxic air pollution and nuclear waste [See video reel 2232, 2233, and 2234].

David Schmidly, a biologist, university administrator, author, and advocate for habitat protection [See video reel 2235].

Carl Schoenfeld, a Hempstead nurseryman specializing in native and xeric plants, discusses the life, career and influence of the Houston-based plant explorer, nurseryman, and native plant promoter, Lynn Lowrey [See video reel 2300]

Babe Schwartz, state senator for Galveston and author of coastal access and protection legislation [See video reels 2387, 2388, and 2389]

Peggy Sechrist, a Fredericksburg educator, grocer and rancher who promotes sustainable agriculture [See video reel 2204]

Richard Sechrist, a Fredericksburg  rancher and realtor who promotes sustainable agriculture [See video reel 2205 and 2206]

Kenneth Seyffert, an Amarillo ornithologist and author of the authoritative guide Birds of the Texas Panhandle. [See video reel 2217 and 2218]

Larry Shelton, a Nacogdoches cabinetmaker and forest advocate [See video reel 1015]

Dwight Shellman, an attorney and organizer in Uncertain, works for Caddo Lake protection [See video reel 2121 and 2122]

Mike Shoup, a Brenham antique rose nurseryman, discusses the life, career and influence of the Houston-based plant explorer, nurseryman, and native plant promoter, Lynn Lowrey [See video reel 2297]

Ted Siff, an Austin-based advocate for protection of parks, habitat, and watersheds [See video reels 2382, 2383, and 2384]

Fay Sinkin, a San Antonio water quality and conservation proponent [See video reel 1013]

George Smith, a Houston dentist and air quality advocate who has worked on ozone, toxics, and other issues [See video reel 2275 and 2276]

Russel Smith, an Austin-based advocate for wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy [See video reels 2173 and 2174]

Smitty Smith, director of the Texas office of Public Citizen in Austin, and an advocate for ethics, energy, and environmental reform [See video reels 2253 and 2254]

Steve Smith, a Pasadena petrochemical plant worker and union leader [See video reel 2064 and 2065]

Carmine Stahl, a Houston minister and naturalist [See video reel 1003, part A and part B]

Sharron Stewart, a Lake Jackson coastal advocate who has worked for reform at the federal, state and local levels [See video reel 2285 and 2286]

Jim Stinebaugh, head game warden for Texas Parks and Wildlife, and a former agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [See video reels 2180, 2181, and 2182]

Pat Suter, a Corpus Christi chemistry professor and coastal advocate [See video reel 1006, part A and part B]

Benito Trevino, a Rio Grande City landowner, native plants horticulturalist, and ethnobotanist [See video reels 2095 and 2096]

Carlos Truan, a former state senator from Corpus Christi known for his advocacy for public health and habitat protection [See video reels 2072 and 2073]

Nancy Umphres, a Zapata wildlife rehabilitator, conservation advocate, writer and educator [See video reels 2369 and 2370]

Genevieve Vaughan, an Austin philosopher and funder [See video reels 2177 and 2178]

Tom Vaughan, a Laredo zoologist, professor and advocate for protection of the Rio Grande [See video reels 2364 and 2365]

George Veni, a San Antonio hydrogeologist who has studied and protected karst-rich lands [See video reels 2343 and 2344]

Gail Vittori, an Austin sustainable-design educator and co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems [See video reel 2183]

Geraldine Watson, a Warren botanist and advocate for Big Thicket study and protection [See video reels 2056 and 2057]

Andy Wilkinson, a Lubbock singer, songwriter and poet interested in the history and conservation of the Panhandle [See video reels 2237 and 2238].

Fred Wills, a San Antonio wildlife biologist and Sierra Club volunteer [See video reels 2324 and 2325]

Billie Woods, a classical musician and proponent for improvements to a lignite mine and smelter near Rockdale [See video reels 2263 and 2264]

Ken Zarker, a state agency official in Austin who has worked on waste reduction, recycling and reuse [See video reels 2321, 2322, and 2323]

Barrie Zimmelman, a Houston urban planner and non-profit volunteer [See video reel 1002]


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