Reading Green, Oyster Industry & Quality Water
Austin's new central library is a very green building, but the library's greenest feature may be up the rooftop garden. Texas oysters have endured everything from hurricanes to floods to drought. Now work is underway to help strengthen Texas bays and the oyster industry. Nelson Roach embodies the tenets of land stewardship through his holistic approach to managing this Camp County property.
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June 2–8, 2019
Blue Suckers, Buffalo Soldiers & Lake Wichita
Biologists on the Colorado River are searching for a rare fish. It's called a Blue Sucker, and not much is known about this Texas native. When an aspiring nature photographer joins a group of Buffalo Soldier re-enactors, he discovers history's ultimate outdoorsmen. Meet the courageous visionary and driving force behind the Lake Wichita Revitalization Project.
June 9-15, 2019
Kangaroo Rats, an Outdoor Writer & Saving Bats
The range of a unique hopping rodent has dwindled to just a few areas near the Red River. Researchers are racing to learn more about it before it disappears into the night. Meet Shannon Tompkins, outdoor writer, expert angler, and Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame member. Learn what biologists and conservationists are doing to prevent the deadly White Nose Syndrome from affecting Texas bats.
June 16–22, 2019
Goliad Paddling, Protecting Deer & Conservation Art
Goliad State Park & Historic Site is known for its connection to history. It also has a connection to the San Antonio River as part of the Goliad Paddling Trail. Protecting Texas' deer population is Ryan Schoeneberg's job and his passion. Through the vanishing art of lithography, a Fort Worth artist captures a conserved habitat and its wildlife in living color.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife series on PBS is made possible in part by a grant from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.