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  • Our Founders - Texas Conservation Alliance
    the First Unitarian Church of Dallas Ned received many prestigious national awards the American Motors Conservation Award 1983 the Sol Feinstone Environmental Award 1978 and the Theodore Roosevelt Award presented by President George H W Bush in 1991 He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Methodist University in 1992 and has been honored by the National Wildlife Federation The Nature Conservancy the National Audubon Society Sportsmen Conservationists of Texas the Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters of Texas LARGER THAN LIFE The inimitable Edward Ned Fritz changed the face of Texas conservation By Wendee Holtcamp 2009 Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine In 1981 one curious 11 year old boy found himself on a hike with the inimitable Edward Ned Fritz during one of the original Texas Wilderness Pow Wows Fritz was already renowned as the father of Texas conservation a man who had spent years fighting to preserve wilderness halt clearcutting in national forests and inspire others to action His red hair had started turning white with age but his passion for conservation continued to grow The memorable hike was a perfect example of how the man often known more for his passionate words and indomitable spirit also inspired people in gentle life changing ways Black and white photo of Ned Fritz He made a big deal about me just because I was young and interested in the plants and forests and outdoors says David Bezanson who recalls the hike on which Fritz shared lore about the forest wildflowers and plants with him It even influenced his decision to pursue a career in conservation he now works for The Nature Conservancy in Austin It was pretty amazing for someone who was that prominent and that much of a leader to pay attention to someone who was 11 years old Bezanson says Ned had an amazing ability to reach out to people of all ages and to see their value During Fritz s long and storied career he earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University married his sweetheart Genie and raised four daughters served as a Navy flight instructor during World War II he taught George H W Bush to fly worked as an advisor on consumer affairs in President Lyndon B Johnson s administration and ran a successful law practice On retiring in the 1970s he went on to change Texas conservation with his trademark fiery grit Relentless Fearless Passionate Persistent His friends and colleagues use these words to describe him He was a lover of natural ecosystems and a lover of truth and worked tenaciously to ensure both prevailed He despised when monetary gain was placed before managing the natural world in a sustainable way one that ensured its integrity would be maintained for future generations His persistence is the stuff of legends His early and sustained advocacy for the Big Thicket of East Texas epitomizes his determination The battle for this treasured forest goes as far back as 1927 but by the 1970s many

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  • Board Of Directors - Texas Conservation Alliance
    Educational Outreach Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Search Board Of Directors Under Mack Turner s leadership Texas Conservation Alliance has recruited 50 member organizations accomplished vital conservation initiatives and greatly expanded TCA s influence Mack Turner Chairman of Texas Conservation Alliance Mack Turner Chairman Dallas Texas Manager at Public Agency Outdoorsman Michael C Coker Vice Chair Tyler Texas Attorney Outdoorsman Richard LeTourneau Vice Chair Longview Texas Business Owner Retired Frmr Chair NE Texas Regional Water Planning Group Justin Lannen Secretary Dallas Texas Attorney for Federal Agency Hon Jesse Oliver Treasurer Dallas Texas Deputy Executive Director Public Agency Former State Rep and District Judge Pete Gunter Ph D Past Chair Denton Texas Professor of Philosophy Environmental Ethics Author Richard Donovan Lufkin Texas Real Estate Broker Retired Author of Paddling the Wild Neches David B Gray Dallas Texas Software Engineer Ingrid K Hansen Austin Texas Attorney Earl B Matthew M D Rockport Texas Physician Chair of Aransas First Susan Petersen Austin Texas Executive for Major Newspaper Susan B Schmidt Plano Texas Business Owner David Todd Austin Texas Rancher Philanthropist Mary Van Kerrebrook Houston Texas Attorney NWF Director Bruce Walker Beaumont

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  • Meet Our Chairman, Mack Turner! - Texas Conservation Alliance
    Lands Educational Outreach Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Search Mack Turner Meet TCA s Chairman Mack Turner Mack s big enthusiasms are his family fishing and raising awareness for conservation As Chairman Mack volunteers invaluable time for the Alliance s conservation efforts He is active in fundraising and provides strong leadership for the Board of Directors and staff Mack s years of serving the community include volunteering with Big Brothers and Sisters and heading up neighborhood improvement drives Mack led the petition drive to convince the City of Dallas to designate the Turtle Creek Trail He served as president of Gunstream Fishing Club and has been a Golden Star Award winner for exceptional service at Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Mack led the petition drive to convince the City of Dallas to designate the Turtle Creek Trail He has been named Air and Water Conservationist of the Year by the Sportsmen Conservationists of Texas for stopping a strip mine that would have destroyed many square miles of wildlife habitat In 2014 Mack was honored with the prestigious Charlie Shaw Partnership Award by the National Wildlife Federation Mack s

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  • Executive Director - Texas Conservation Alliance
    Educational Outreach Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Search Executive Director Janice Bezanson executive director of Texas Conservation Alliance TCA has 30 years experience protecting rivers forests and water resources Her efforts have led to public protection of more than 100 000 acres Janice heads up TCA s program to educate Texans about the many benefits of municipal water recycling Her input to state water planning has spanned several decades Janice served on advisory boards for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U S Fish and Wildlife Service and on the boards of American Lands Alliance the State Environmental Leadership Program Natural Area Preservation Association now Texas Land Conservancy the Conservation History Association of Texas and others Among her many accolades Janice was the recipient of the Chevron Conservation Award Janice s experience in conservation and coalition building have given her countless opportunities to protect rivers forests and other special landscapes Since starting as a volunteer pushing for wilderness areas in Texas national forests she has successfully campaigned for creating and protecting wildlife refuges and other natural areas supplying water from existing reservoirs rather than building new dams

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  • Accomplishments - Texas Conservation Alliance
    acres of prime agricultural and wildlife lands Neches River National Wildlife Refuge In one of the biggest conservation victories of the decade TCA and its local partner Friends of the Neches River generated huge public support for the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge leading to its creation in 2006 Big Thicket National Preserve TCA s leadership was key in garnering support for creation of the Big Thicket National Preserve an International Biosphere Reserve and a component of the National Park System Wilderness Areas in Texas TCA headed up the campaign to designate five wilderness areas in the national forests of Texas now enjoyed by thousands each year Big Slough Indian Mounds Little Lake Creek Turkey Hill and Upland Island Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge TCA coordinated a nationwide coalition to secure protection for 3 500 acres of virgin hardwood forest in the Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge Parks and Refuges TCA has played a key role in the creation or expansion of numerous other parks and refuges Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area and others National Forests in Texas TCA s on going input has led to protection of thousands of acres of national forest land in Texas either as Special Management Areas or by exclusion from logging and other management actions TCA s efforts instigated the use of lower impact logging methods on hundreds of thousands of acres of national forest throughout the Southeast Education Programs TCA s education programs in the classroom at public gatherings and in the outdoors have connected thousands of Texans to nature and recruited them for conservation Our events have provided countless opportunities for young people to experience our state s amazing outdoor world TCA partners with the Trinity River Audubon Center to train

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  • Current Projects - Texas Conservation Alliance
    15 country region in Northeast Texas The fight over Marvin Nichols is one of the hottest resource issues in Texas It will require many years of concentrated effort to stop the building of this unneeded 4 1 billion reservoir project The East Fork Wetland when fully operational will produce almost the same amount of water that Lake Lavon produces each year with less than one tenth the acreage Other reservoirs are being proposed in the State Water Plan TCA has generated media coverage in the Abilene area about the drawbacks of the proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River This proposed reservoir would significantly increase evaporation of water from the Brazos Basin We are providing extensive comments on Cedar Ridge the proposed Lower Bois d Arc Reservoir and other reservoirs in the draft Plan or under consideration for state and federal permits TCA s efforts to promote water recycling in the DFW area could head off a proposed off channel reservoir along the Neches River and other new East Texas dams Promoting Water Recycling in the DFW Area to Prevent Reservoirs in East Texas Municipal water recycling is a safe cost effective source of new water This viable alternative to reservoir construction is making the building of new dams obsolete Texas Conservation Alliance has generated widespread enthusiasm among Dallas community leaders for developing a high tech water filtration facility to purify treated wastewater into clean safe drinking water We have expanded our efforts to encourage water recycling to the entire Dallas Fort Worth area Water engineers have no doubts about the safety of recycling a city s treated wastewater Due to a lack of educational outreach however some members of the public may have concerns about water recycling TCA is reaching thousands of people with briefings programs videos and exhibits describing the advantages of increased water recycling We continue to work with state legislators to build on the support for water recycling motivated by House Concurrent Resolution 74 which we helped develop and pass in the Texas House of Representatives during the 2015 legislative session Collaborating on National Forest Management TCA s long history of involvement with national forest management issues positions us to work closely with U S Forest Service personnel to protect sensitive wildlife habitats on federal land TCA s seasoned forest advocate works with Forest Service staff on a project by project basis to identify and protect areas with exceptional wildlife habitat during logging and other management actions TCA is conducting extensive field surveys of areas of the national forests with sensitive ecosystems and unique geologic features and nominating them as Special Management Areas to provide additional protection for forest ecosystems As the management plan for the National Forests in Texas goes through a major revision over the next three years TCA will provide expert comment and generate widespread citizen input Partnering with Eco Investigations at Trinity River Audubon Center TCA reaches nearly 20 000 students each year through a partnership with

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  • Photo-Collage-Texas-Forest-Country - Texas Conservation Alliance
    Wild Azaleas Doe and Fawns Wild Turkeys The Famed Blue Hole On the Alert Endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker Trees Angelina County Autumn Autumn Comes to Ratcliff Lake Quarter Horse Painted Bunting Inquisitive Otters on the Neches River Toledo Bend Reservoir Going Round the Bend Neches River Classic East Texas Money Hole Jasper County Modern Logging Operation Spring Dogwood Angelina County Threatening Sky Old Aldredge Sawmill Neches Rocky Shoals Headed Home Wildflower Time Live Oak and Farm House Frost on Leaves and Berries Obsolete Fire Tower Love s Lookout Pine Forest Potential Victim Angelina County History Blue Bird Autumn Road Cherokee County Kayaking the Neches East Texas Morning Young Longleaf Pines Angelina River Sunrise on a New Day Beaver Dam Hog Creek Falls Our Ranching Heritage Up Up and Away Angelina County Winter by Connie Thompson Boggy Slough Cypress Knees Our Nation s Emblem Pitcher Plant Seep Migrating Oriole Sunset Over Sam Rayburn Lanana Creek Nacogdoches Site of Old Fort Teran Neches River Country Road Nacogdoches County Critter Tracks Great Blue Heron Tracking the Sun Misty Pines Jones State Forest Peeking Out Summer Fun on Sam Rayburn Fishing at Ratcliff Lake Possum Rancher s Gold Galloping is Fun Loading the Log

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  • Events - Texas Conservation Alliance
    org annual meeting TCA Member Organization Event Calendars Click below for links to TCA Member Organization s Event Calendars Only member organization s with available event calendars are listed below Click here for PDF BIG THICKET ASSOCIATION http www thicketofdiversity org frs location BLACK BEAR CONSERVATION COALITION http www greatdeltabearaffair org DALLAS DOWN RIVER CLUB http www down river com docs ddrctrip html DALLAS SAFARI CLUB http www biggame org dsc events http www biggame org convention DALLAS WOODS AND WATERS http www dwwcc org http www dwwcc org youthprograms shtml http www dwwcc org outdooractivities shtml FORT WORTH AUDUBON http www fwas org showthread php 4 Monthly Meetings FRIENDS OF THE BRAZOS RIVER http www friendsofthebrazos org calendar html GALVESTON BAY FOUNDATION http galvbay org get involved join an event HOUSTON CANOE CLUB http www houstoncanoeclub org content aspx page id 2 club id 496051 http www houstoncanoeclub org content aspx page id 22 club id 496051 module id 79699 HOUSTON SAFARI CLUB http www houstonsafariclub org events http www houstonsafariclub org convention NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION http www npca org get involved events NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION http www nwtf org events supplemental events NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF

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