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Buddy Hollis


Buddy Hollis (deceased)

Region: Piney Woods

Topics: Wildlife, Habitat, Education

Mr. Hollis retired from operating a chemical plant to return to Newton County, a part of the historic Big Thicket of east Texas, home to river bottoms, swamps, baygalls, sandylands, pines and mixed forests.  There, he worked as a nature guide in the backcountry, and interpreted the local flora and fauna to visitors at Village Creek and Martin Dies State Parks.  He was also active in promoting ecotourism, through volunteering with the Newton Chamber of Commerce's Wild Azalea days, sponsorship of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail’s Upper Texas Coast Map, publication of the "Birds of Newton County Checklist", organization of the Deep East Texas Nature Club, and proposal of an Eco-Tourism Strategic Plan for the region.



March 1, 2008
Newton, Texas
Reels2431 and 2432


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

Please see the transcript and unedited video, as  shown in reels 2431 and 2432, from Mr. Hollis' full interview.






Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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