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Jim Neal

Region: Piney Woods

Topics: Wildlife, Bottomlands, Hardwoods, Biology, Land

Mr. Neal is a biologist based in Nacogdoches who has worked on Texas bottomland hardwood protection and acquisition for the Texas Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and, currently, Texas Parks and Wildlife. While these bottomland hardwoods are critical as a refuge for neotropical songbirds, waterfowl, and larger animals, such as deer and black bear, less than 30% of the original stock of these hardwoods remains in Texas, a victim of logging, reservoir inundation, rangeland and farmland conversion, and housing development. 



October 24, 2000
Nacogdoches, Texas
Reel 2125 and 2126

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

Please see the video (reel 2125 and 2126) or the  transcript from Mr. Neal's full interview.






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