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PBS Show - Counting Parrots, Interpreting Parks, Woodpecker Search, #2805

Program 2805, Air Dates November 10-16, 2019 & May 10-16, 2020 Counting Parrots, Interpreting Parks, Woodpecker Search The Parrot Investigators Bird-enthusiasts in the Rio Grande Valley are turning their attention to a bird with a strong personality about which researchers know very little: the Red-Crowned Parrot. Threatened by habitat loss and the pet trade, the Red-Crowned Parrot has moved to the cities of south Texas, while researchers and volunteers are just now learning the basics about this quirky bird. Parks & Wildlife People: Regional Interpretive Specialists Team Teaching the teachers is the focus of the Regional Interpretive Specialists Team. They help to educate the public who visit Texas State Parks by teaching the staff at the parks about the park’s natural, historical and cultural resources. Chasing a Ghost In 2005 news of the extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker being found in the woods of Arkansas electrified the birding community. Now a team is searching for the elusive Ivory Billed here in Texas. We followed the Texas team for six months as they explore the bird’s historic range, The Big Thicket National Preserve in East Texas. From using state of the art technology to good ole foot power, see what it takes to try and find a bird that hasn’t been seen in 60 years. Postcard From Texas Take in the sights and sounds of the abundant wildlife on the Killam Duval County Ranch.

PBS Show - Gargantuan Gar, Quail Ranch, A Big Bass, #2804

Program 2804, Air Dates November 3-9, 2019 & May 3-9, 2020 Gargantuan Gar, Quail Ranch, A Big Bass Gargantuan Gar Alligator gar are among the largest freshwater fish lurking in Texas lakes and rivers.  But because gar have not traditionally been seen as sport fish, much about them has remained a mystery.  That is beginning to change, however, as anglers seek them out.  New research is revealing more information about the gargantuan gar, and these misunderstood monsters of the deep are starting to get some respect. Lone Star Land Steward: Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch Quail are the most imperiled game bird in Texas. Their survival means the survival of small towns like Roby, Texas, which depends on hunting dollars. That's the mission of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch; a place dedicated to study every factor that impacts quail abundance, which in turn, helps all grassland songbirds. Skill Builders: Safe Zone of Fire When hunting in a group, each hunter has a safe zone of fire. Find out how to determine where that safe zone is, and why it’s so important. The Legend of Ethel Ethel was the very first bass in the ShareLunker Program. She became a symbol of how good management and forward thinking could drive conservation efforts to wonderful results. Over the years, millions of people have traveled to see Ethel, only a few were aware of the dramatic events behind Ethel's survival, and because of her survival, the establishment of the ShareLunker Program. Postcard From Texas Enjoy some of the wildlife photography of writer/photographer Russell Graves.

PBS Show - Good Dog, Coastal Birds, Invading Plants, #2803

Program 2803, Air Dates October 27-November 2, 2019 & April 26-May 2, 2020 Good Dog, Coastal Birds, Invading Plants Ruby the Retriever Witness the best of the best hunting dogs in action as they compete at the Master National retriever competition. Learn what it takes to breed and train a top-level hunting dog. Coastal Birds and Birders The sounds of the waves, a breeze in your face, and the peeps of a scurrying shorebird, you are birding at the beach and you didn’t even know it. We visit a couple prime birding hot spots along the coast and we’ll let you know where they are. When Plants Attack Just because it’s pretty, doesn’t mean it’s good. Some common landscape plants are escaping our yards and causing problems for native plants and wildlife. Find out how to fight the invasion and grow “green” in more ways than one. Postcard From Texas A fall flight above the changing colors of the Texas Hill Country. Find out more about the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show at:

PBS Show - Caddo Camping, Killam Wildlife, Shrimping Family, #2802

Program 2802, Air Dates October 20-26, 2019 & April 19-25, 2020 Caddo Camping, Killam Wildlife, Shrimping Family Caddo Lake State Park Straddling the Texas-Louisiana border, swampy Caddo Lake in Northeast Texas has an unusual history and an enduring air of mystery. And Caddo Lake State Park is the ideal gateway to exploring the fascinating lake. Lone Star Land Steward: Killam Duval County Ranch Thoughtfully managed and cared for, the Killam Duval County Ranch is a real working ranch that is successfully making its own way through cattle ranching and hunting leases. At 125,000 acres, on a scale much larger than most ranches, they have implemented planned grazing and strategic brush management resulting in habitat that is now thriving for both wildlife and cattle. Skill Builder: Proof of Hunter Education One of the top hunting violations in the state of Texas is no proof of hunter education. Learn the requirements to be complaint and to keep your hunt safe and enjoyable. The Last of the Stringos Shrimping is and has always been a way of life for the Stringo family. Five generations of Stringos have shrimped the Gulf and Bays of Texas. But times are tough, and while most of the family have given up, there is one Stringo still on the water. Postcard From Texas Watch some bees and butterflies flit around some wildflowers in super-slow motion. Find out more about the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show at:

PBS Show - Park Arts, Boardwalk Birds, Pronghorn Puzzle, #2801

Program 2801, Air Dates October 13-19, 2019 & April 12-18, 2020 Park Arts, Boardwalk Birds, Pronghorn Puzzle Arts in the Parks The beauty of a natural place takes on fresh dimension and draws some different crowds when arts activities like sculpture, painting and photography, are paired with parks. Back to the Boardwalk Hurricane Harvey wiped out one of the best birding boardwalks on the coast. It’s now back in business. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of this birding hot spot! Skill Builders: Safe Muzzle Control Firearm safety requires you to know where the muzzle is pointed at all times.  Follow these basic safety rules for a safe, fun, enjoyable hunting trip. The Pronghorn Puzzle Something is amiss with pronghorn antelope populations on the Marfa Plateau, but a coalition of landowners, biologists, and concerned citizens is on the case. Find out what is being done to bolster dwindling pronghorn numbers while researchers investigate possible reasons for the sudden decline. Postcard From Texas Southeast of San Antonio is a restored prairie full of flowers. It’s on the Kirchoff Family Farm. Find out more about the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show at:

PBS Preview - Counting Parrots, Interpreting Parks, Woodpecker Search

Preview for the November 10-16, 2019 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2805. Find out where to watch at:

PBS Preview - Shrimp Science, Family Prairie, BIg Bend Blooms

Preview for the November 17-23, 2019 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2806. Find out where to watch at:

PBS SHOW Kraken Diving, Paddling Trails & Muzzle Control, #2726

Program 2726. Air dates April 7-13, 2019 & October 6-12, 2019 Kraken Diving, Paddling Trails & Muzzle Control Back to the Kraken In early 2017, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Artificial Reef Program created a new underwater oasis for fish and fishermen with a 371-foot cargo ship called The Kraken. Just months after sending the Kraken to the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, biologists return to investigate one of the Texas Gulf Coast’s largest artificial reefs. Paddling Texas There are new paddling trails popping up all over Texas. Grab your canoe and come along as we check out some of the state’s best river trips, on the coast, in Houston, and on the Guadalupe River. All you need is a paddle and an excuse to get wet. Skill Builders: Safe Muzzle Control Firearm safety requires you to know where the muzzle is pointed at all times. Follow these basic safety rules for a safe, fun, enjoyable hunting trip. Lake Arrowhead State Park Close to the Red River in both location and hue, this North Texas park offers family fun and fine fishing. Postcard From Texas The South Texas brush is full of wildlife, if you just add water. See what's hanging around at the Laborcitas Creek Ranch. Find out more about the show at

PBS SHOW Chimney Swifts, Paddlefish Progress & Tree Stand Safety, #2725

Program 2725. Air dates March 31-April 6, 2019 & September 29-October 5, 2019 Chimney Swifts, Paddlefish Progress & Tree Stand Safety Swift Saviors From raising chicks to building nest boxes, meet a husband and wife team, that’s spent half their lives working to save the Chimney Swift. Progress for Paddlefish When paddlefish were stocked in Caddo Lake in 2014, it was truly an experiment. No one could be certain the fish would survive or stay put, but years later it seems they have done both. A new update on the progress of a very old fish.  Skill Builders: Tree Stand Safety Learn to prevent the number one cause of hunting injury: falls from tree stands. By following these simple tips, you can ensure your safety while hunting from above. Eisenhower State Park At Eisenhower State Park it’s all about the water. Campsites sit high on the bluffs overlooking Lake Texoma. Boaters flock to the park’s marina and ramps. Swimmers enjoy lake access by land and by boat. Even hikers eventually end up taking a cool dip in the refreshing waters that make this park special. Postcard From Texas Flying to Mexico each fall makes migrating monarchs hungry. See them fuel up at a Central Texas rest stop. Find out more about the show at

PBS SHOW Fort Parker, Aiming Safe & Moving Bees, #2724

Program 2724. Air dates March 24-30, 2019 & September 22-18, 2019 Fort Parker, Aiming Safe & Moving Bees Fort Parker State Park Located along the Navasota River where the grasses of the Blackland Prairie meet the woodlands of the Post Oak Savannah, Fort Parker State Park offers a tranquil setting for camping, hiking, biking and fishing. There is a lot of history here, too. Located on what was once the town of Springfield, the park was built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. Skill Builders: Safe Zone of Fire When hunting in a group, each hunter has a safe zone of fire. Find out how to determine where that safe zone is, and why it’s so important. Moving Bees Moving day can be tough. Especially if your family numbers in the thousands. Watch a bee specialist relocate a hive of European honey bees, giving them a safe new home where they can keep on buzzing. The Rise of the Forgotten Flounder One of the top three sport fish in Texas, more and more fishermen now set their sights on the southern flounder. In fact, it’s become so popular that fish hatcheries have started stocking flounder in Texas bays. We take a closer look at what it takes to catch these fish and how the species is holding up. Postcard From Texas A few bold bluebonnets pop up in early spring, followed by some friends. Find out more about the show at

PBS SHOW Devils River Advocates, Monahans Sandhills & the DNA Dude, #2723

Program 2723. Air dates March 17-23, 2019 & September 15-21, 2019 Devils River Advocates, Monahans Sandhills & DNA Dude The Devils Advocates From landowners, to conservationists, and other folks in between, there is a love affair with the Devils River. This remote river valley is about as wild as you can get in Texas. But there are threats to this natural place, and that’s got those passionate admirers a bit worried. Monahans Sandhills State Park Where can you surf without water? On a sea of sand near Odessa. Sliding down dunes is just some of the fun in the sun at the unique landscape of Monahans Sandhills State Park. Parks & Wildlife People: Dijar Lutz-Carillo Fisheries science requires a lot of complex knowledge and instruments. Dijar Lutz-Carillo knows how to pull it all together. Saving the Last of the Southern Plains Bison Caprock Canyons State Park holds the last remnants of pure Southern Plains Bison that exists in North America. Once numbering around 60 million, now there are only 80; the history of how they came to live at the state park, on their native historic land is a long one. Because of the hard work of a few individuals, these Bison live on. Postcard From Texas Enjoy some flowing water and fall leaves at Lost Maples State Natural Area.

PBS SHOW Blanco Restoration, Helicopter Heroes & a Mentored Hunt, #2722

Program 2722. Air dates March 10-16, 2019 & September 8-14, 2019 Blanco River Restoration, Helicopter Heroes & a Mentored Hunt Blanco River Restoration Massive floods in 2015 destroyed much of the natural habitat along the Blanco River. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists have been working with landowners along the river to help re-establish trees and grasses, and by educating locals about the importance of managing healthy river ecosystems that are more resilient to the effects of flooding. Parks & Wildlife People: Helicopter Search & Rescue Team When Hurricane Harvey stranded coastal residents, the Texas Game Warden helicopter crew helped rescue hundreds from the flood waters. A Mentored Hunt Getting youth started in the heritage of hunting is great but what if you are an adult who’s interested in taking up the sport? Texas Parks and Wildlife now has “mentored hunts” to give grownups a taste of the outdoors from field to table. The Fighting Moorhens Common moorhens fight for their rights, and territory, at Brazos Bend State Park. It’s part dance, part boxing match. Flying the Franklins Take to the skies and fly with the birds at Franklin Mountains State Park. With the right wind and a perfect place to launch this state park is prime territory when it comes to Paragliding. Postcard From Texas Summer evenings are a magical time at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.

PBS SHOW City Camping, Water Safari, Caddo Rain #2721

Program 2721. Air dates March 3-9, 2019 & September 1-7, 2019 City Camping, Water Safari & Caddo Rain Weekday Camping Armed with a smartphone and a savvy for social media, one Austin urbanite’s outdoor experience might be a little different than his grandfather’s, but getting outside can still fit with a modern, urban lifestyle. Texas Water Safari, A Race to Remember The Texas Water Safari is the World’s Toughest Canoe Race, and 2015 was no exception. Historic flooding threatened to cancel the race, logjams made the San Marcos River extremely dangerous, but the race went on! We follow two teams to see if they can complete the 260 mile race from San Marcos to Seadrift. Postcard From Texas Relax on a rainy day at Caddo Lake.

PBS SHOW Hunting Dove, Hiking Dogs, Birding Hotspots, #2720

Program 2720. Air dates February 24-March 2, 2019 & August 25-31, 2019 Hunting Dove, Hiking Dogs & Birding Hotspots The Dove Hunter You don’t have to grow up in a family of hunters to enjoy hunting. Meet an Austin man who took up hunting and fishing as an adult, and is determined to pass along these traditions to his sons. Wild Game Cooking: Buffalo Dove Breasts It’s time for some wild game cooking with Chef Jeff Martinez. Jeff introduces us to a new twist on an old favorite, a dove recipe buffalo style. Bark in the Park Take a hike with dogs through Franklin Mountains State Park and learn tips for keeping your canine companion comfortable and safe on the trail. Natural Wasteland Birding hotspots are not always where you might expect them to be. See the sights, hear the sounds, and smell the smells of a “marginal” nature haven. Postcard From Texas Look up, in the sky, it’s many moons, passing by.

PBS SHOW Frog Pond, Bobcats, Mustang Island, #2719

Program 2719. Air dates February 17-23, 2019 & August 18-24, 2019 Frog Pond, Big City Cats & Mustang Island My Frog Pond When you spend most of your working day staring at computer screens, it’s nice to enjoy nature when you get off work. Show producer Don Cash has created a haven for frogs & other wildlife at his home in Austin. Bobcat City Our pets aren’t the only cats prowling around urban areas at night.  A study is shedding new light on how bobcats live among us, in the suburbs and edges of our cities, without conflict and almost completely without notice. Mustang Island State Park If you’re looking for the best place to camp right on the beach Mustang Island is the spot. With fishing, birding, and ocean fun just a few steps from your tent Mustang Island State Park is sure to cure that Island fever. Postcard From Texas Early morning at Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area near Palestine, Texas.

PBS SHOW Coast Strong, Razing Cane & SeaCamp Scientists, #2718

Program 2718. Air dates February 10-16, 2019 & August 11-17, 2019 Coast Strong, Razing Cane & SeaCamp Scientists Parks & Wildlife People: Coastal Fisheries Crews When a hurricane destroyed their homes and work, coastal fisheries crews just picked up the pieces and kept on going. Razing Cane Texas Rivers and stream are under attack. The invasive Giant Reed threatens pretty much every river system in the state, but biologists are fighting back. We focus on the pristine Pedernales River and see what it takes to knock back this towering cane invader. Stephen F. Austin State Park Nestled on the banks of the Brazos River, Stephen F. Austin State Park provides the opportunity to get up close to nature. Located just 30 minutes from the outskirts of Houston, this quiet and peaceful park is a nice escape from the busy city life with activities including picnicking, camping, fishing, hiking and nature and historical tours. I Love a Mystery Kids at Texas A&M's SeaCamp solve mysteries using biology, chemistry, and physics. Their lab experiences are paralleled with the work done in the "real world" by TPWD's Forensics group in San Marcos. Postcard From Texas The Kemp’s Ridley, the most endangered sea turtle still persists, with a little help.

PBS SHOW Texas Walker, Wildlife’s Legal Eagle & Chester Island, #2717

Program 2717. Air dates February 3-9, 2019 & August 4-10, 2019 Texas Walker, Wildlife’s Legal Eagle & Chester Island A Walk Across Texas Dave Roberts didn’t know much about Texas, so he decided to crisscross it, from east to west, entirely on foot. Follow this walker of Texas ranges in his unfolding adventure as he explores the state’s park system one step at a time. Parks & Wildlife People: Robert Macdonald The required, legal process to protect our natural resources isn’t glamorous work, but Robert Macdonald makes it as fun as possible. A Shrinking Sundown One of the most important rookery islands on the Texas coast is in trouble. Chester Island in Matagorda Bay is slowly shrinking, as the shoreline is eroding at an alarming rate. But now efforts are underway to save the island and help the thousands of birds that nest there. Postcard From Texas Take a two-wheeled trip through the renewing Bastrop State Park.

PBS SHOW Black-Capped Comeback, Making Signs & a Fishing Warden, #2716

Program 2716. Air dates January 27- February 2, 2019 & July 28-August 3, 2019 Black-Capped Comeback, Making Signs & a Fishing Warden A Black-Capped Comeback Not very long ago, the black-capped vireo was considered on the verge of extinction. But thanks to changing attitudes and better conservation practices, this little bird’s population has soared back into healthy numbers and off the endangered species list. Signs of the Times At state parks, iconic brown and yellow signs have told you where to go for years.  And for decades they have all been made in the same shop at Bastrop State Park.  The process is not as hands-on as it once was, but the Bastrop sign shop is still humming. Parks & Wildlife People: Kathleen Stuman Helping those with disabilities catch their first fish is all in a day’s work for this Texas Game Warden. Back in Business The Dundee Fish Hatchery near Wichita Falls has been producing fish for stocking in lakes and reservoirs since 1927. Severe drought forced the hatchery to stop production on 2011. But with recent rains Dundee is back in business and the fish are flowing again. Biking Big Bend Ranch Carry extra water and pack some spare tubes. It’s worth the trouble to hit the trails of Texas’ mountain biking Mecca, Big Bend Ranch State Park. Postcard From Texas Riffles, rapids and waterfalls. Enjoy a fall morning on the Devils River.

PBS SHOW Wildlife Watchdogs, Lake Forkers, Good Guzzlers, #2715

Program 2715. Air dates January 20-26, 2019 & July 21-27, 2019 Wildlife Watchdogs, Lake Forkers & Good Guzzlers Watchdogs for Wildlife When there’s an oil spill along the coast or down a small county creek the fish and wildlife that live there are often hit the hardest. When it’s time to investigate meet the team of biologists who are called in to action. Fishing Hall of Fame: Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association Since 1999 the Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association has worked to protect and promote Lake Fork’s natural resources. By working with government agencies, community organizations and local school, the association has helped interested anglers improve the fishery as well as the community. Good Guzzlers Once upon a time, in a Wildlife Management Area far, far away, a group of dedicated conservationists put their skills to work, building special rainwater catchment systems, aka “guzzlers.” These magical guzzlers were designed to provide water for bighorn sheep, and any other animal looking for a drink in the desert.  Goliad State Park & Historic Site If you’ve been to Goliad State Park & Historic Site, you’re probably familiar with the rich cultural history of the site. What you might not have experienced are the outdoor activities at the park; like camping, nature hikes, biking, and paddling the nearby Goliad Paddling Trail. There’s a lot to do here no matter you primary interest. Postcard From Texas Take in a misty morning on the lake at Fort Parker State Park.

PBS SHOW Saving Sharks, Trail Family Ranch, Campus Camper, #2714

Program 2714. Air dates January 13-19, 2019 & July 14-20, 2019 Saving Sharks, Trail Family Ranch & Campus Camper Save Our Sharks Sharks are disappearing from the world's oceans at an alarming rate and biologists are worried. From shark finning to unregulated fishing these apex predators are in trouble. We take a look at what’s being done along the Texas coast to help save these wolves of the ocean. Lone Star Land Steward: Trail Ranch Recognizing that habitat degradation didn’t occur overnight, and neither does restoration, Justin and Tamara Trail have taken a step-by-step approach to managing their Shackelford County ranch. They have made strides in improving the land for wildlife, particularly bobwhite quail, turkey and deer through brush control, native plant restoration and other best management practices. From Campus to Camper While most park hosts are retired folks with lots of free time, Palo Duro Canyon’s youngest host has a very full schedule. By being a volunteer Lindsay Stroup found a way to save money on housing while attending college. Fishing for Habitat Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries staff and the Still Waters Bass Club placed 150 Christmas trees into Stamford Reservoir near Abilene to enhance angling opportunities on the lake. Postcard from Texas Fall flowering plants host a lively party for a bounty of bees and butterflies.

PBS SHOW Oyster Shell Recycling, Bighorn Sheep, Looking for Bees, #2713

Program 2713. Air dates January 6-12, 2019 & July 7-13, 2019 Oyster Shell Recycling, Bighorn Sheep & Looking for Bees Back to the Bay A unique recycling program is underway, and it’s helping our bays. By returning old oyster shells up and down the coast, many Texas reefs are on the rebound. Lone Star Land Steward: Birdwell & Clark Ranch This ranch in Clay County has been involved in active cattle operations since the 1930s, but underwent major changes after Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell took ownership 13 years ago. Using high intensity/low duration grazing, they are able to maximize beef production and improve quail and other wildlife habitat at the same time. The grazing management practices are closely tied to the wildlife resource management goals. Home Again Desert Bighorn Sheep used to roam freely in west Texas. By 1950 they had been wiped out by indiscriminate shooting and diseases spread by domestic sheep. During the 1960’s and 70’s TPWD began to restore the population of desert bighorns to west Texas. The program has been such a success and the population has grown to such numbers that in 2011 about 30 desert bighorns were released on public land at Big Bend Ranch State Park. For the first time since 1950 anyone willing to make a hike in the desert has the chance again of spotting one of these majestic animals in its natural environment. The Bee Searcher A North Texas researcher investigates the health of our most productive native pollinators, and how we might simply help them bee. Postcard From Texas Enjoy a popular East Texas Piney Woods getaway, from above the trees.

PBS SHOW Coastal Parkitecture, Bay Trawlers, Alum Creek Toads, #2712

Program 2712. Air dates December 30, 2018-January 5, 2019 & June 30-July 6, 2019 Coastal Parkitecture, Bay Trawlers & Alum Creek Toads The Gulf Coast DesignLab Goes to Galveston Coastal state parks need durable, versatile structures, and design students need projects.  See what the Gulf Coast DesignLab at the University of Texas at Austin is building in parks along the coast. Bay Trawlers Ride along on a trawl of Texas bays to collect data on the marine species that live there. You never know what the nets will pull up. Lone Star Land Steward: Alum Creek Wildlife Management Association The Alum Creek Wildlife Management Association’s original mandate was on the recovery of the federally endangered Houston toad in Bastrop County. After wildfire devastated the community, the organization broadened its focus slightly to help WMA members recover their homes, properties and toad habitat. Land management practices implemented on member properties in recent years have contributed to an increase in both quantity and quality of habitat for the Houston toad as well as other native wildlife species that occur in the Lost Pines area of Texas. Postcard From Texas Glide down the Navasota River at Fort Parker State Park.

PBS SHOW Fort Richardson, Urban Biology, Fishing School, #2711

Program 2711. Air dates December 23-29, 2018 & June 23-29, 2019 Fort Richardson, Urban Biology & Fishing School Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site History is the highlight at Fort Richardson, where buildings of this North Texas frontier fort continue to loom large. But even if today’s travelers aren’t settling the West, many still come to pitch tents and blaze trails. Parks & Wildlife People: Richard Heilbrun Richard Heilbrun reaches a wide and diverse audience as an urban biologist. School of Fish The whistle blows, and the championship battle is underway. We’re not talking about Texas high school football, it’s the finals for high school fishing. The hottest sport to hit the south these days isn’t on the field, it’s in the water. Check out a profile on high school fishing. Educating the Educators Children growing up in increasingly urban areas need to understand to role that wildlife plays in our world, but not all teachers know enough to teach it. ProjectWILD is empowering teachers with the lessons and activities they need to educate the next generation of wildlife stewards. Postcard From Texas Bees in bushes.

PBS SHOW Goliad Paddling, Protecting Deer, Conservation Art, #2710

Program 2710. Air dates December 16-22, 2018 & June 16-22, 2019 Goliad Paddling, Protecting Deer & Conservation Art Goliad Paddling Trail 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. Take a leisurely float down this meandering river. Parks & Wildlife People: Ryan Schoeneberg Protecting Texas’ deer population is Ryan Schoeneberg’s job and his passion. The Art of Conservation Through the vanishing art of lithography, a Fort Worth artist captures a conserved habitat and its wildlife in living color, while proceeds from his prints help save wild places, like pristine Powderhorn Ranch. Rebuilding the Forest Hurricanes have taken a heavy toll on several East Texas state parks. We’ll visit Martin Dies, Jr. and Village Creek State Parks to see how they are coming back from the loss of native trees. Postcard From Texas Early canyon dwellers left clues to their lives on the stone walls of Seminole Canyon.