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Char Miller

Region: Hill Country

Topics: Education, History, Land use

Dr. Miller is a professor in the History Department and director of the Urban Studies program at Trinity University in San Antonio.  His research and teaching focuses on environmental and forest policy history.  He has written a number of lay and academic books, including "Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism", "Deep in the Heart of San Antonio:  Land and Life in South Texas", and "An Environmental History of San Antonio", both published by Trinity University Press.   Dr. Miller has been recognized for his committed classroom work by the Piper Prize, and for his research and writing with leadership positions in the American Society for Environmental History and the journals, Environmental History and the Journal of Forestry.

Beyond his research and teaching work, Dr. Miller has also been involved in advocating directly for conservation statewide and locally, serving as chair of the State Board of Review for the Texas Historical Commission, as a member of San Antonio's Open Space Advisory Board and of the City's Tree Preservation Ordinance Committee, and as a contributing writer on environmental topics to the Texas Observer, San Antonio Current and other lay publications


February 16, 2006
San Antonio, Texas
Reels 2338 and 2339

Please see a 3-minute Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Dr. Miller discussing land use.

Please see a half-hour video segment on Dr. Miller's views on public forests, in Real Media format.

Please see the transcript of Dr. Miller's interview.





Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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