Saving Sharks, Trail Family Ranch & Campus Camper
Sharks are disappearing from the world's oceans at an alarming rate but efforts are underway along the Texas coast to help save these wolves of the ocean. Recognizing that habitat restoration doesn't happen overnight, one Texas family has taken a step-by-step approach to managing their ranch. Palo Duro Canyon's youngest park host has found a way to save money on housing while attending college.
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January 20–26, 2019
Wildlife Watchdogs, Lake Forkers & Good Guzzlers
Meet a team of biologists tasked with investigating oil spills or other environmental disasters affecting Texas wildlife. Since 1999 the Lake Fork Sportsman's Association has worked to protect and promote Lake Fork's natural resources. Join some folks who are building rainwater catchment systems that are designed to provide water for bighorn sheep, and other thirsty animals in the desert.
January 27–February 2, 2019
Black-Capped Comeback, Making Signs & a Fishing Warden
The black-capped vireo was once on the verge of extinction. But thanks to better conservation practices, vireo numbers have rebounded. At state parks, iconic brown and yellow signs help give you directions, and for decades they have all been made in the same shop at Bastrop State Park. Helping those with disabilities catch their first fish is all in a day's work for this Texas Game Warden.
February 3–9, 2019
Texas Walker, Wildlife's Legal Eagle & Chester Island
Follow Dave Roberts in his unfolding adventure as he explores the Texas state park system one step at a time. The required legal process to protect our natural resources isn't glamorous work, but Robert Macdonald makes it as fun as possible. Efforts are underway to save one of the most important rookery islands on the Texas coast, and help the thousands of birds that nest there.
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.