an Austin columnist and filmmaker, remembers the difficulty of
publishing environmental articles in a Beaumont newspaper.
Addington, a Sierra
Blanca grocer and landowner, recalls the fight against a proposed
local radioactive waste site.
John Ahrns, a
nature guide in Round Mountain, explains the function and
value of groundwater and springs.
tells about the rarity and importance of silence amid the din
of modern life.
Richard Alles, a San Antonio activist fights to
protect urban trees from development and road construction.
Susan Almanza, an Austin community organizer, promotes environmental justice.
a Port Aransas oceanographer, explains the conflicts
within the Texas shrimping community over the use of Turtle
Jim Bill Anderson, a cattle grazer in Canadian, tells
about his effort to operate his ranch more sustainably.
Lanell Anderson, a Channelview realtor and activist,
works against petrochemical air pollution along the Houston
Dede Armentrout, a San Marcos zoology professor and
former regional Audubon Society director, explains the biological
risks of private game ranches and wildlife breeding.
Bob Armstrong, an Austin politician, recalls the
effort to acquire Matagorda Island as a park.
an Austin citizen activist, explains the effort to set aside
local habitat to mitigate nearby development.
Sue Bailey, the owner of Bridge City marina, describes
the annual butterfly migration through her community.
J.D. Bamberger, a Johnson City rancher, explains the
need to develop a conservation ethic, both in the country and
Malcolm Beck, a San Antonio agricultural supplier,
promotes compost to improve soil.
Mavis Belisle, a peace advocate, monitors nuclear
weapons and waste issues at the Amarillo-based Peace Farm.
Maria Berriozabal, San Antonio politician, explains
her deep love of water, and passion for its protection.
Janice Bezanson, an Austin river advocate, recalls the
political reaction to a fight against a dam.
Alan Birkenfeld raises and sells grass-fed beef, lamb
and chicken from his ranch near Nazareth.
Darryl Birkenfeld, an educator in Nazareth, explains
the value of local "foodsheds".
Jim Blackburn, a Houston environmental attorney,
describes the often unseen value of Houston's native
David Blankinship, an Alamo biologist, works
to study and protect Valley wildlife refuges.
Boudreaux, a Laguna Vista shrimper, explains the interplay
of Gulf shrimping and turtle protection.
Mike Bradshaw, a Carrizo Springs game warden recalls
his early career and work against deer poaching.
a Fort Worth journalist, recalls the opposition to
construction of the Comanche Peak nuclear plant.
Brothers, a Berclair rancher, promotes good deer herd,
hunting business and habitat management together.
Bryant, a former Congressional representative from Dallas,
explained efforts to regulate clearcutting in national
Winnie Burkett, a Clear Lake ornithologist, explains
sanctuary plans for protecting songbirds, shorebirds, and
Bob Burleson, a Temple attorney, explorer, and prairie
expert, tells of hosting Justice William O. Douglas on Texas
Bob & Mickey Burleson describe their work restoring a
tallgrass native prairie near Temple.
Mickey Burleson, a journalist from Temple, explains
the spiritual base for her love of nature.
a Fort Worth school teacher, brings environmental questions
and lessons into the classroom.
a Fort Worth businessman and activist, shares his love for the
Big Bend desert.
T.C. Calvert, a San Antonio community organizer,
tackles air pollution problems.
Campbell, a gallery owner in Mercedes, explains the effort
to protect the Laguna Madre from channel dredging and spoil
John Carpenter, a Fort Stockton oilman, recalls the
old Comanche Springs when they still flowed near his hometown.
Scooter Cheatham, an Austin ethnobotanist, explains
the many uses of native desert plants.
Clapper, a Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, remembers
early efforts to protect and restore the whooping crane.
H.C. Clark, a Houston geologist and professor, merges academics and advocacy in his work.
Bessie Cornelius, a Beaumont birder, describes the
effect of DDT on the Gulf of Mexico's brown pelican
Ernie Cortes, an organizer relates social justice
theories to San Antonio.
Cox, an Aransas Pass commercial fisherman, tells of
the danger of a Gulf storm.
Carol Cullar, an Eagle Pass teacher uses the wonder of
butterfly migrations to teach about the global web of life.
Susan Curry, an Alpine activist, lobbies to reform state
Tom Curry, an Alpine graphic artist, works against
a proposed NAFTA highway that would disrupt rural communities
a student of the Caddo Lake system, recounts the clearing of
the great Red River logjam.
a Red River valley rancher, shows how holistic agriculture can
restore healthy soils.
Larry DeMartino, a San Antonio landscape architect,
recounts the history and value of prairie grasslands.
Donnie Dendy, a Perryton farmer, explains his concern
about confined feeding operations.
Alfred Dominic, a church deacon in Port Arthur, speaks
of his concern about nearby PCB incinerators.
an Austin historian, shares his poems about whooping cranes.
Dubose, an Austin writer and editor, talks about journalistic
ethics and environmental coverage.
Helen Dutmer, a local politician, sees sprawl and
downtown neglect in San Antonio.
Jim Earhart, a Laredo biologist, explains his concerns
about toxic chemicals in the Rio Grande.
a military veteran from Uncertain, recounts his work to
protect the Caddo Lake area.
Eckhardt, a state and federal representative for Houston,
recalls how the Big Thicket National Preserve was created.
a Celeste botanist, tells of his work to restore the blackland
Emanuel, an Austin birder and nature tour guide, explains
the start and ultimate success of the Freeport bird count.
Midge Erskine, a long-time operator of a Midland wildlife
rehabilitation facility, tells of the effort to protect birds
from drowning in waste oil pits.
an Austin travel consultant, advocates outdoor access and
Sissy Farenthold, a former state representative from
Corpus Christi, recounts the harsh reality of insider
an Austin utility board member, remembers the controversy over
buying into the South Texas Nuclear Project.
Bebe Fenstermaker, a Boerne rancher, shows how
birds and birders helped to protect her family lands.
Martha Fenstermaker, a Laredo artist, fights to save
her family ranch from road agencies.
Sissy Fenstermaker, a neighbor, remembers the preservation of
the historic military post at Fort Davis.
Merriwood Ferguson, a Brownsville builder, recalls the work to protect wildlife corridors in the Valley.
Ben Figueroa, a Kingsville social worker, explains the politics of opposing a uranium mine.
Pliny Fisk, an Austin architect, explains the development of sustainable designs.
Hal Flanders, an Alpine naturalist, tells of the diversity and richness of a desert river.
David Freeman, a
utility executive, recalls the
debate over dropping plans for a proposed lignite strip mine
in Fayette County.
Johnny French, a Corpus Christi biologist, discusses
dredging and seagrasses in the Laguna Madre.
Frentress, a wildlife biologist in Athens, remembers
the clearing and impounding of Lake Athens.
a Dallas environmental attorney, reflects on his life-long
love of nature.
tells of the Forest Service's adoption of prescribed burning
in the national forests of east Texas.
Garza, a former Brownsville mayor, talks about work
to improve water treatment.
Beverly Gattis, an Amarillo activist, remembers her
Glazer, a Winona rancher, explains the fight for
environmental justice near a hazardous waste site.
Goodbar, a Dallas teacher, believes in how field trips to
the outdoors can help students.
Jeanne Gramstorff, a Farnsworth banker, discusses the
flaws in intensive hog-farming operations.
Jesse Grantham, a Rockport botanist and ornithologist, explains his concern about rare shorebirds.
a Glen Rose author, muses on the relationship between humans
and the land.
explains his view about the difference between literature and
propaganda, and then reads a passage from his work.
J.D. Green, a retired ranch foreman, helps direct a
community garden in Houston's inner city.
Guerra, a Laredo rancher and publisher, discusses public
health in the colonias.
a Denton philosophy professor, explains how private timber
firms are gradually improving the sustainability of their
sings a song lampooning the grandiose early proposals to
transport water from the Mississippi to the High Plains.
Ann Hamilton, a Houston philanthropist, advocates for increased open space.
Grover Hankins, a civil rights attorney and professor
in Houston, discusses cases of environmental pollution and
Richard Harrel, a biology professor in Beaumont,
explains the biodiversity of the Big Thicket National
Harrison, a former Dallas EPA Administrator, confronts
politics and air pollution.
a Corpus Christi newspaper publisher, describes the fight to
establish the Padre Island National Seashore.
Stuart Henry, an Austin attorney, fights against the
damming of Texas rivers.
Tootsie Herndon, the Spofford mayor, recounts her
small community's lopsided battle against a waste site.
Sylvia Herrera, an Austin activist, explains the health effects that stem from a local power plant.
Terry Hershey, a philanthropist, works to prevent
flood damage along Houston bayous.
Jim Hightower, the Austin populist, critiques the use
of chemicals in agriculture.
Hildebrand, a Corpus Christi marine biologist, tells
of politics and shrimping.
Tim Hixon, a San Antonio builder, recalls the creation
of Government Canyon park.
Holbrook, a Mission citrus farmer, describes his switch
from conventional to organic agriculture.
Clark Hubbs, an Austin icthyologist and professor, seeks
appreciation and protection for fish.
Susan Hughes, a San Antonio birder, explains the value
of urban wildscape to people and animals.
Reggie James, an Austin advocate, questions the safety of genetically engineered products.
Maxine Johnston, a Batson librarian, recalls the
effort to create the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Don Kennard, a former state senator from Fort Worth,
recalls introducing legislation to regulate DDT.
Marie Killebrew, a rancher from Canadian, recalls
pioneering days in the Panhandle.
Michael King, an editor in Austin, discusses the role
of an independent press in environmental reporting.
Kittelberger, a Port Mansfield fishing guide, reports
on the thrills of sportfishing in the Laguna Madre.
Tonya Kleuskens, a Dawn farmer explains work to stop a
Panhandle nuclear waste disposal site.
Stephen Klineberg, a Houston sociology professor,
studies the balance between economic development and
Ken Kramer, a non-profit leader in Austin, recalls the Sierra Club's work to protect the Edwards Aquifer from overpumping.
Frank Kurzaj, a San Antonio priest, supports
environmental dialogue in the Church.
David Langford, a Boerne photographer, explains the
value of hunting to the rural economy and habitat.
an early Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist from Nacogdoches,
explains how dams hurt fisheries and waterfowl.
Rob Lee, an Amarillo game warden, recalls undercover
Marvin Legator, a Galveston toxicologist, points out the gaps in chemical risk assessments.
LeTourneau, a Longview machinist, remembers a childhood
encounter that forged a life of conservation.
Ruth Lofgren, a San Antonio microbiologist, talks
about the beauty and essential role of microbial decomposers.
Rick Lowerre, an Austin attorney, explains the power
of organized landowners in challenging hazardous waste sites
Lynn Lowrey, a
Houston plantsman, is remembered by his fellow plant
explorers, collectors, and propagators, including Scooter Cheatham, David Creech,
John Fairey, Mary Anne Pickens, Carl Schoenfeld, and Mike
Kamlesh Lulla, a NASA geologist, uses space imagery
for a big view of Texas and the global environment.
Jim Lynch, a Dell City farmer, expresses his concern
about possible radioactive waste contamination of the local aquifer and the farming community it supports.
Mary Lynch, a Dell City publisher, helps expose flaws
in plans for a radioactive waste site.
Susan Lynch, a Rio Frio landowner, tracks the effort
to clean up and protect the Frio River.
Roy Malveaux, a Beaumont minister, rallies his
congregation for cleaner air and water.
Brandt Mannchen, a Houston air pollution investigator, explains the value of traditional command-and-control regulation.
David Marrack, a Houston physician, reflects on the politics of epidemiological research.
Leroy Matthiesen, emeritus Bishop for Amarillo,
reflects on the simple pleasures and connections with the
James Matz, a former Calhoun County Commissioner, explains his concerns about canal dredging through the Laguna Madre.
Bob McFarlane, a Houston ecological consultant, contrasts the approaches of scientists and engineers to environmental problems.
Terry McIntire, an Arlington businessman, defends his family homestead near the Paluxy River from a proposed dam.
Billy Pat McKinney, a Marathon biologist, tells of
his work to restore mountain lions.
Bonnie McKinney, a Marathon biologist, explains her
efforts for black bear recovery.
Pleas McNeel, a San Antonio media activist, connects
consumer and TV culture.
Ike McWhorter, a Silsbee forest steward, reinstates
fire to restore east Texas woodlands.
Susan Mika, a San Antonio nun, investigates health
problems on the border.
Char Miller, a San Antonio historian, shows how the
city grew and evolved with its paths, streets and highways.
Char Miller tracks the history of U.S. public forests
in a half-hour segment.
Joe Moore, Jr., a former agency official, talks in
San Marcos about early efforts to maintain estuarine inflows.
a Nacogdoches wildlife biologist, explains the important
habitat found in bottomland hardwood forests.
Bill Neiman, a Junction farmer, provides native seeds
for prairie restoration.
Clarence Ogle, a self-sufficient Fredericksburg
farmer, explains how he raises and harvests tank-raised
Gary Oldham, a Samnorwood cotton farmer, produces
Bill Oliver, an Austin musician, shares a witty song
about Barton Springs.
Gary Oliver, a Marfa musician concerned about radioactive
material in west Texas, sings a parody about the perils of
Gary Oliver remembers drawing cartoons that lampooned
nuclear energy bureaucrats and industrialists.
Terry O'Rourke, a former state and Harris county
attorney, recalls the prosecution of industrial polluters.
laments the lack of appreciation for the diversity and
vulnerability of the native Texas landscape.
Keith Ozmore, a former staffer for Rep. Bob Eckhardt,
recalls the pollution cleanup of the Houston Ship Channel.
Marcos Paredes, a Lajitas ranger, describes the protection
of the Rio Grande's Wild and Scenic reaches.
Larhea Pepper grows and markets organic cotton for an
Ellis Pickett, a
Liberty surfer and coastal activist,
laments the health
risk, secrecy and lack of testing for water quality.
Pincelli, a Harlingen priest, talks about the value
of birds and ecotourism in the Valley.
a Midlothian landowner and mother works to improve health and
air quality near a cement kiln.
John Prager, a Smithville veteran, describes the effects of modern lignite strip mining.
Daniel Quinn, a Houston author, reflects on the fate of a human society divorced from the broader community of life.
Armando Quintanilla, a San Antonio mechanic, fights
Bob Randall, a community gardener in Houston, adapts
his lawn to the native plants, soil and climate.
Read, a professor in Dallas, examines the theological
basis of stewardship.
George Rice, a San Antonio hydrologist, explains the
need to protect the Edwards Aquifer and its recharge zone.
Chester Rowell, a Marfa botanist, explains the delicate
and diverse adaptations of desert plants to their harsh environment.
George Russell, a Huntsville video producer, presses
for the protection of east Texas forestland.
Fran Sage, an Alpine educator, discusses the effects
and mitigation of light pollution near the McDonald Observatory.
Fran Sage, reads her poem about the bittersweet experience of living
in the high West Texas desert.
Andy Sansom, an Austin journalist, exposes
construction flaws at a nuclear plant.
Ben Sargent, an Austin editorial cartoonist, addresses mass transit issues.
Carol Ann Sayle, an Austin organic farmer, encourages
sustainable agriculture and soil health.
John Scanlan, an Austin attorney, discusses the gap between planned and actual urban growth.
Ed Scharf, a businessman from Helotes, tells about his
efforts to protect the rural Hill Country.
Irene Scharf, a Helotes librarian, recounts her
political campaign as a Green Party candidate.
Jim Schermbeck, a Slaton organizer and video producer, recalls
anti-nuclear civil disobedience.
David Schmidly, a Lubbock biologist, accounts for the
need to acquire more public land.
Babe Schwartz, the former Galveston
state senator, explains the need to keep Texas beaches clear
and open to the public.
Peggy Sechrist, a Fredericksburg educator, explains
the idea of solar dollars.
Richard Sechrist, a Fredericksburg rancher, raises
grass-fed beef to lower E.coli risk.
Ken Seyffert, an Amarillo birdwatcher, enjoys prairie
Shellman, an attorney in Karnak, describes the history
and biology of Caddo Lake.
Shelton, a Nacogdoches cabinetmaker, describes how the
boom-and-bust nature of the early timber industry harmed east
Texas' ecology and economy.
Ted Siff, an Austin open-space advocate, tells the
history of parks in the capitol city.
a member of the Edwards Underground Water District, explains
how xeriscape was introduced to San Antonio's residents.
George Smith, a Houston dentist, reports on newly recognized sources of air pollution.
Russel Smith, an Austin trade representative, touts
the value of alternative energy.
Tom "Smitty" Smith, an Austin lobbyist, uses witty tactics for lobbying and media outreach.
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Steve Smith, a Deer Park petrochemical worker,
explains some of the dangers of working in and living near the
Stahl, a Houston naturalist and teacher, reads his poetry
about Texas rainstorms.
Sharron Stewart, a Lake Jackson activist, explains the risks of coastal litter.
Jim Stinebaugh, an Austin game warden, recounts a
trial for eagle killing.
a Corpus Christi chemistry professor, recalls the lack of
local safeguards over the risky handling of uranium ore.
Trevino, a Rio Grande City native plant raiser, shares
traditional wisdom on the uses of mesquite.
Benito Trevino explains how the native yucca plant can
be used for food, fiber, soap or shelter.
Truan, a former Texas State Senator from Corpus Christi,
remembers the struggle to protect public health from environmental
Nancy Umphres, a Zapata wildlife rehabilitator,
remembers saving an injured bobcat to later release it into
Genevieve Vaughan, an Austin donor and philosopher,
decries the market's harm to communities and nature.
Tom Vaughan, a Laredo biologist, explains the source
of toxics in the Rio Grande.
George Veni, a San Antonio hydrogeologist, explains
the vulnerability of the Hill Country aquifers.
Gail Vittori, an Austin educator, promotes rainwater
Geraldine Watson, a botanist near Silsbee, remembers
efforts to create the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Andy Wilkinson, a
Lubbock singer-songwriter, recalls
dust storms of the 1950s.
sings about the Ogallala groundwater, so precious to the dry
Fred Wills, a San Antonio biologist, tells about
ash juniper facts and myths, and the risk of over-clearing.
Diane Wilson, a Seadrift shrimper, remembers conflicts with game wardens.
an Elgin musician, organizes neighbors against industrial air pollution
in their rural community.
Ken Zarker, a state agency official from Austin,
explains how recycling can bring new value to used goods.
Barrie Zimmelman, an urban
planner and community activist, remembers the effort to
revitalize Houston's downtown.