Archive for September 16th, 2010

Texas Legacy Project

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

The Texas Legacy Project, Stories of Courage and Conservation, hits bookstores and online booksellers this month, with a forward by Texas parks and Wildlife Executive Director, Carter Smith.

10—He brings the kind of diversity of experience, the passion, the concern, the care for Texas natural resources that we hope will bring other people in to see the book and try and learn from it.

David Todd is one of the book’s authors and a member of the Conservation History Association of Texas. The book features stories from a cross-section of our state’s most ardent conservationists.

10—We have interviews with a range of people: farmers,. Ranchers, fishermen, biologist, ornithologists, chemists, politicians, river guides, land owners…

The book began as an online archive at Texas primarily featuring videos of people who shaped and influenced the protection of Texas natural resources.

20—We have about 60 people included in the book out of the 225 who are actually in the archive. What we’ve tried to do is find people who are maybe representative of a way of life or a kind of concern about the environment and hope that they act as sort of examples of what many, many other people throughout Texas have been working on.

Todd said that he hopes the book and website will inspire future generations of Texans to protect the precious natural resources of our state.

That’s our show…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.