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Texas Above & Below: Rivers & Lakes - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Texas Above & Below: Rivers & Lakes The first in a four part series that highlights The Lone Star State in a way we don't normally get to see ... from high above and down below. First up, we fly over our rivers and lakes, hearing from some of Texas' greatest thinkers about how our stewardship of these resources are so vital to the economic and cultural future of our state. From Show #2211.

Texas Above & Below: The Coast - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Texas Above & Below: The Coast The second in a four part series that highlights The Lone Star State in a way we don't normally get to see ... from high above and down below. In this segment, we fly over the Gulf of Mexico and our coastlines, where you'll get a different view of the wildlife, the habitat, and man's impacts. From Show #2214.

Texas Above & Below: Growing Pains - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Texas Above & Below: Growing Pains The third in a four part series that highlights The Lone Star State in a way we don't normally get to see ... from high above and down below. First up, we fly over our cities and industrial centers, hearing from some of Texas' greatest thinkers about striking a crucial balance about the stewardship between our states' economy and our natural resources. From show #2217.

Texas Above & Below: Beneath the Surface - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Texas Above & Below: Beneath the Surface Our four part series concludes with footage of the Lone Star State in a way we don't normally get to see. Travel below the rim of Palo Duro Canyon, immerse yourself in a clear Texas river, and travel deep in the Gulf of Mexico, exploring our natural and artificial reefs.

Same Photo Fifty Years Later - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


We've all seen before-and-after pictures but here's one for the record books. A Texas family discovers a long-lost photo after 50 years, bringing it to life once again. Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report wrapping up its fiftieth anniversary. Start snapping those pictures! To find a nearby park, check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at http://TexasStateParks.org

Shooting Sports; Flying Saucers - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Flying Saucers Shooting sports are growing in popularity all across the country, and San Antonio is a Mecca for the sport. Meet a group of friends who enjoy busting targets together, no matter who wins.

50th Anniversary Film: Texas Game Warden - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


50th Film History As the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department celebrates its 50th anniversary (2013), we open the vaults to some old films that showcase the history of the agency. This week, sit around the campfire with some longtime game wardens, and hear some tall tales. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television series www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Mountain Biologist, Working on the Mountain - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Working on the Mountain Being a biologist is more than counting plants and animals, it's a way of life. Travel to West Texas and spend a day working on the mountain with one of those dedicated and driven individuals. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

"Stewards in Waiting", Wexford Ranch Texas Parks & Wildlife (official)


Wexford Ranch has been in the O'Connor family since the 1870s. This story focuses on the relationship between Kai, the ranch foreman, and the family's grandchildren, as Kai mentors and prepares the teenagers to take over the family business.

75th Anniversary- Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program- Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Overview of the impact of the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program, a funding source generated by hunters, anglers, shooters and boaters that supports wildlife and fisheries restoration, research, habitat protection, education and outreach for hunters and anglers, along with improving public access through boat ramps and fishing piers.

Warden of the County


Jim Daniels is a young Game Warden who turned a tragedy from his youth into a career helping people. We’ll follow him patrolling the sparsely populated counties north of Abilene.

The Last Dance: Saving the Attwater's prairie-chicken - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


This is a look at recent efforts to save the Attwater's prairie-chicken, one of the most endangered birds in North America. We spend some time with biologists from The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge as they work to save a bird that is on the brink of extinction.

Urban Outdoors - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Urban parks offer many perks for city-dwellers. Inner-city parks fill critical needs in their communities, but they also rely on their communities to survive. Learn how two parks in the Houston area are reaching out to local kids and thriving as natural classrooms within the urban landscape.

In Land We Trust - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Each year America loses more than a million acres of open space to urban development. Rapid growth around cities and towns can threaten farm and ranchlands and fracture wildlife habitat, but the growing land trust movement offers new hope for families interested in preserving their land.

There Will Always Be Cowboys: Life on the Pitchfork Ranch - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


The Pitchfork Ranch in west Texas is a throwback to the ranches of yesteryear, where real cowboys still tend to their cattle by horseback. See what's on our program this week: ‪http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/‬. For a list of stations and air times: ‪http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml‬.

Last of the Houston Bayous - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Clear Creek is one of the last untouched, pristine bayous in Harris County. For a city like Houston known as Bayou City, it's ironic that so few of these waterways remain intact. This story chronicles the natural beauty of the Clear Creek area, along with its ecological significance. Learn more about water issues in Texas at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/ See what's on our program this week: ‪http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/‬. For a list of stations and air times: ‪http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml‬.

The Texas Brigades - Texas Parks and Wildlife (Official)


The Texas Brigades is a wildlife-focused leadership development program for high school youth (ages 13-17). There are four different camps: Bobwhite Brigade, Buckskin Brigade, Bass Brigade and Waterfowl Brigade. You will be introduced to habitat management, hone your communication skills, and develop a land ethic. Top wildlife professionals and resource managers serve as instructors and mentors. Each camp is 4 ½ days long. To find out more about The Brigades, click http://www.texasbrigades.org/. This segment can be seen on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Television Series on PBS. See what's on our program this week: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/. For a list of stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml.

Mountain Biking at Colorado Bend State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Load up the bikes as we try out some of the newest mountain bike trails at Colorado Bend State Park. Park info at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/colorado_bend/

Alligators, Monarch of the Marsh - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Monarch of the Marsh On the endangered species list just 30 years ago, the American Alligator has made a remarkable comeback. But today, as its range expands, more and more people are coming into contact with this monarch of the marsh. This story airs on the Texas Parks & Wildlife television series the week of February 5-11, 2012, and repeats August 5-11, 2012 on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

The Red River - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


The River Runs Red The Red River is a dividing line full of interesting people and tales. Travel this historic corridor along the Texas - Oklahoma border. This segment airs on the Texas Parks and Wildlife television show the week of December 25-31, 2012, and repeats the week of June 24-30, 2012, on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Bastrop Fire Means More Toad Troubles- Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


The smoke may be gone but the Bastrop fires of Labor Day weekend are still a smoldering concern for biologists. They're keeping tabs on the Houston Toad. And with only an estimated 2,000 left in Texas, this endangered species is facing its next challenge as the drought continues. More on Houston toads at http://www.houstonzoo.org/HoustonToad/

Wildfire at Bastrop State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Firefighters work to save Bastrop State Park in the "Lost Pines" area of central Texas near Austin and home to the endangered Houston Toad. More information at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20110906a

See how fast wildfire spreads - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Video shot September 5, 2011 on the north edge of Bastrop State Park near Austin. All but about 100 acres of the 6,000-acre park have been blackened by fire. Firefighters have been battling blazes for 3 days. At this point, historic CCC buildings are still intact. For more information, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/

Student Parking - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


From West Texas to the Gulf Coast, teachers and students are discovering that state parks offer unique ways to bring learning alive. Put on some old clothes and tag along for a hands-on look at science class Parks and Wildlife-style.


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