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John Mac Carpenter

Region: Trans Pecos

Topics:  Botany, Science, Nuclear waste, Groundwater, Farming, Politics, Green Party, Government

John Mac Carpenter lives in Fort Stockton, and has worked in farming and oilfield development. In the conservation field, he is best known for his botanical expertise, especially in Trans Pecos and west Texas plants, particularly wildflowers. He has used his knowledge in guiding groups through the Big Bend, and in leading the Native Plant Society of Texas. In recent years, his environmental work has also included efforts to publicize the air quality problems in the Big Bend, to rally against disposal of nuclear waste in west Texas, to challenge exports of groundwater to El Paso and San Antonio, and to organize a Green Party presence in Texas politics.


April 6, 2001
Fort Stockton, Texas
Reels 2159 and 2160

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Carpenter.

Please see the video (reels 2159 and 2160) and transcript of Mr. Carpenter's full  interview.






Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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