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  • Q & A with Larry Shelton - Texas Conservation Alliance
    national forest areas omitted from proposed timber sales and have proposed Special Management Areas that protect crucial habitats Another success has been limiting the expansion of off road vehicle ORV use on the national forests Past ORV usage on the NFs resulted in extensive resource damage and disruption to wildlife and visitors We appealed a proposal for an ORV trail in the Angelina National Forest that would have been extremely detrimental to a special part of the Forest Later I served on a working group that developed ecologically based guidelines to prevent ORV damage from any future trails Biggest achievement in past 2 3 years Endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker Trees by Joe Pase Visit tcatexas org images TCA influenced changes in the draft guidelines for salvage logging following severe wind events on the NFs TCA successfully prevented the salvage except in emergency situations of lightly damaged areas streamside zones Special Management Areas and hardwood forests a total of 60 000 acres How has your forest work changed over the years TCA s relationship with the Forest Service has shifted from adversarial in the early years to collaborative since the passage of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act in 2003 Through earnest negotiation with the Forest Service TCA has achieved enhanced protection of sensitive resources during logging operations How long have you been active with TCA I m definitely home grown I came up through the ranks as a TCA volunteer and protégé of Ned Fritz for two decades before TCA hired me in 2005 as Forest Director 2015 marks my 30th year of representing TCA Biggest future challenge The Management Plan for the National Forests in Texas is due to be revised in 2016 I ll be representing TCA in this years long process to ensure that our past achievements are

    Original URL path: http://www.tcatexas.org/larry-shelton/ (2016-05-01)
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  • TCA’s Intern at Trinity River Audubon Center - Texas Conservation Alliance
    Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Search Welcome Nina Blanco TCA s New Intern at Trinity River Audubon Center December 2015 Nina instructs nature class at Trinity River Audubon Center Texas Conservation Alliance is delighted to welcome Nina Blanco as TCA s new intern at the Trinity River Audubon Center Born in southern California Nina moved to Texas more than a decade ago She earned a Bachelor s of Science degree in geography at the University of North Texas with a minor in geology During that time she worked on an undergraduate research proposal examining evidence of climate change in North Texas through the analysis of weather extremes and the drought index Nina is bringing her tremendous enthusiasm for conservation to work with TCA She feels it is everyone s responsibility to protect the environment as well as to respect it so that future generations have the same privileges that we enjoy today When she s not working with students and leading walks at TRAC Nina enjoys reading and hiking Nina is excited to be an intern for the Texas Conservation Alliance To be a part of all of

    Original URL path: http://www.tcatexas.org/internship/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Richard Donovan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award - Texas Conservation Alliance
    of his region said Larry Schweiger former NWF President and former CEO of NWF in announcing the award at National Wildlife Federation s Annual Meeting May 2014 in Baltimore I ve seen the exceptional beauty of East Texas and admire Richard for wanting to sustain it for future generations Learn more about the Neches River Janice Bezanson speaks to NWF crowd at meeting in baltimore Bryan Pritchett who traveled from Colorado to present the award on NWF s behalf praised Donovan s conservation work and noted that it promoted two of the National Wildlife Federation s top strategic goals protecting wildlife habitat and connecting people to nature Richard s conservation achievements in the field are worthy of this recognition in themselves said Pritchett His ability to connect others to conservation and literally build a movement is truly noteworthy By doing so he insures a legacy of conservation for future generations East Texas friends of Donovan and his wife Bonnie joined conservationists from around the state in honoring Donovan Texas Conservation Alliance TCA the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation hosted the reception for Donovan at Winfrey Point where the woods and views of White Rock Lake provided a perfect backdrop to the occasion Janice Bezanson Executive Director of TCA described Donovan as the icon of the Neches River Richard s efforts have helped create a national wildlife refuge and a state paddling trail and to protect other wildlife lands on the Neches He s an inspiration to anyone who cares that our children and grandchildren know wild places Donovan s conservation efforts first came to prominence when he paddled more than 300 miles of the Neches River The trek s widespread coverage in newspapers and TV and radio stations around Texas led to Donovan s highly acclaimed book Paddling

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  • Bookstore - Texas Conservation Alliance
    the remains of one of the finest hardwood forests in the world With the goal of keeping the Neches flowing free East Texas native and river man Richard M Donovan takes readers canoeing down a two hundred mile stretch of the upper Neches Through two national forests and mile after mile of remote river woodlands he chronicles the river s natural and cultural history describes its animal inhabitants recounts stories of early settlers and East Texas hunting traditions and calls attention to the recreational potential of the river for paddlers and others whether residents or visitors Donovan also makes a case against damming the river He convincingly promotes the idea of turning the Neches into a National Wild and Scenic River preserving forever the river s natural flow and what remains of the verdant bottomlands of this historic watercourse Paddling the Wild Neches By Richard Donovan Buy Now Price 17 95 plus 2 00 shipping Backwoodsman Backwoodsmen presents a detailed social history of the back country stockmen hunters and woodsmen of the Neches River in southeastern Texas As in parts of Appalachia many elements of centuries old herding and hunting life ways survived in the Neches Valley into the 1960s In what early settlers called the Big Thicket or Big Woods everything outside fenced fields was by long established custom open range a wooded commons in which hogs cattle and backwoodsmen were free to roam Sitton details their daily activities relying mainly on oral history interviews he conducted with dozens of Neches Valley woodsmen Backwoodsmen Stockmen and Hunters Along a Big Thicket River Valley By Thad Sitton Buy Now Price 19 95 plus 2 00 shipping The Living Waters of Texas In ten impassioned essays veteran Texas environmental advocates and conservation professionals step outside their roles as lawyers lobbyists administrators consultants and researchers to write about water Their personal stories of what the springs rivers bottomlands bayous marshes estuaries bays lakes and reservoirs mean to them and to our state come alive in the landscape photography of Charles Kruvand Allied with the Texas Living Waters Project a joint education and policy initiative of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club the National Wildlife Federation and the Environmental Defense Fund among others editor Ken Kramer joins his fellow activists in a call to keep rivers flowing to protect wildlife habitat and to save tax dollars by using water efficiently and sustainably Chapter Falling in Love with Bottomlands written by the Alliance s Janice Bezanson The Living Waters of Texas Edited by Ken Kramer Buy Now Price 24 95 plus 2 00 shipping Texas Legacy Project To find and preserve stories of courage and perseverance the Conservation History Association of Texas launched the Texas Legacy Project in 1998 traveling thousands of miles to conduct hundreds of interviews with people from all over the state These remarkable stories tell of efforts by veteran conservationists and ordinary citizens to preserve the natural legacy of Texas This book holds stories from more than sixty

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  • East Texas Archives - Texas Conservation Alliance
    Road Threatens Wetlands in Big Thicket NP The Proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir Protection of National Forest Lands Educational Outreach Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Search Posts tagged with East Texas East Texas Photos 51 73 By tcatexas on April 7 2016 0 0 Read more East Texas Photos 26 50 By tcatexas on April 7 2016 0 0

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  • Photo Contest Archives - Texas Conservation Alliance
    Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Menu Menu HOME ABOUT TCA DONATE JOIN ISSUES OUTREACH Municpal Water Recycling Video Resources Toll Road Threatens Wetlands in Big Thicket NP The Proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir Protection of National Forest Lands Educational Outreach Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Search Posts tagged with Photo Contest 2014 East Texas Photo Contest

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  • Texas Forest Country Archives - Texas Conservation Alliance
    Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Menu Menu HOME ABOUT TCA DONATE JOIN ISSUES OUTREACH Municpal Water Recycling Video Resources Toll Road Threatens Wetlands in Big Thicket NP The Proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir Protection of National Forest Lands Educational Outreach Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Search Posts tagged with Texas Forest Country 2014 East Texas Photo

    Original URL path: http://www.tcatexas.org/tag/texas-forest-country/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Thank you for supporting the efforts of Texas Conservation Alliance.
    Outreach Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Menu Menu HOME ABOUT TCA DONATE JOIN ISSUES OUTREACH Municpal Water Recycling Video Resources Toll Road Threatens Wetlands in Big Thicket NP The Proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir Protection of National Forest Lands Educational Outreach Free Resources 2014 Photo Gallery Texas Forest Country 2016 Photo Gallery East Texas Images MEMBER ORGS CONTACT Search

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