Natural Connection, Blanco River Restoration, Fish Habitat
From the brush country of South Texas to the mountains of West Texas, two women have outdoor pursuits as different as the landscapes. Biologists and landowners have been working together to reestablish healthy habitat along the Blanco River after recent floods. Fisheries biologists and volunteers put Christmas trees into Abilene's Stamford Reservoir to enhance angling opportunities on the lake.
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March 7-13, 2021
Bastrop's Back, Gator Hunt, Alligator Chili Relleno
After fires swept through Bastrop State Park in 2011, new CCC like crews came in to help restore the park. Tag along with some lucky hunters as they get a chance of a lifetime to hunt alligators at J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area. Austin chef Jeff Martinez cooks up some Texas alligator with a south of the border twist. Discover his Alligator Ancho Chili Relleno recipe.
March 14-20, 2021
Birding Passion, Collegiate Climbers, Oyster Shell Return
Sheila Hargis says birding and the birding community transformed her life by channeling her enthusiasm for ornithology onto others. Meets some of the students on the University of Texas rock climbing team and see what it takes to excel at this demanding sport. A unique oyster shell recycling program is underway, and it's helping our bays and reefs rebound.
March 21-27, 2021
Becoming a Warden, Bee Searcher, Franklins Flying
Zach Stephenson's mom didn't know the first thing about hunting, until she enrolled her son in a youth hunt. Zach's hunting experiences would lead to a career as a Texas game warden. A North Texas researcher investigates the health of our most productive native pollinators, and how we might simply help them bee. Atlanta State Park is known for its rolling hills, towering pines, and lakeside life.