Our Mission: Creating a Unified Voice in Support of Wildlife Conservation in Texas.
Jan 15

Celebrating Aldo Leopold

This past Monday, 11 January, was Aldo Leopold’s 129th birthday.  Ever since first reading his classic book, A Sand County Almanac, some 35 years ago, I have admired Professor Leopold, universally accepted as the “father of wildlife management”.  When Karly Robinson, TWW:TTT Coordinator, suggested some weeks ago that I write a blog celebrating his accomplishments I considered it an easy task and sought to refresh my recollections on the specifics of Leopold’s many contributions to the wildlife profession. 

I am embarrassed to report that what I discovered while refreshing my memory was that what I knew of Leopold’s influence barely scratched the surface of his impact on the development of not only the wildlife profession but virtually every facet of natural resource conservation.  My quandary of how to adequately address Leopold’s contributions led to my missing the deadline of his birthday.  Finally, I realized that I could not do justice to his contributions in a simple blog entry and any attempt to do so would seem disrespectful.

However, I can encourage TWW:TTT members and supporters to explore the life and work of Aldo Leopold on their own to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the evolution of the art and science of wildlife management.  I particularly recommend the excellent biography, Aldo Leopold, His Life and Work, by Curt Meine.  A vast amount of information, including access to digital versions of Leopold’s hand written journals, is available on the Aldo Leopold Foundation website (www.aldoleopold.org).  And of course, if you have not read A Sand County Almanac previously (or lately) you owe it to yourself to devote the time to thoroughly digest its many messages to gain an appreciation of the evolution of Leopold’s Land Ethic.

Leopold wrote, “There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.” I like to think that each and every TWW:TTT coalition member and supporter is one of the latter and it is up to those of us who cannot live without wild things to continue Leopold’s work of conserving wildlife and wild places for everyone.

Nov 26

What Are You Thankful For?

This Thanksgiving, we are so grateful for the support and assistance of all of our members, volunteers, supporters and everyone who strives to improve the state of wildlife conservation in Texas. Y'all are wonderful and make our lives and work so much more fulfilling.

This year, we are most thankful for all of you.

Oct 22

Teaming With Wildlife Staff Updates

Howdy everyone,

We wanted to provide some updates on a few personnel changes here at Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas.

Many of you know our coordinator Todd Sliger. He has been with Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas since the very beginning and was instrumental in launching our website and social media presence, organizing the series of Eco-Summits this summer, and growing the coalition to over 69 organizations and businesses. So, it is with mixed emotions that we announce Todd’s departure from his role with Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas. The organization would be in a truly different place without Todd’s stewardship, so we would like to take a moment to say thank you and best of luck in all of your future endeavors.

On a lighter note, we would also like to take the opportunity to welcome our new coordinator, Karly Robinson. Karly has been an animal lover since she began collecting the complete Wildlife Fact File set before she was even able to read, but chose to pursue a career in business rather than trying her hand at the wildlife field. She has spent the last few years managing multi-million dollar marketing campaigns for luxury retail and travel brands, but has always wanted to eventually find her way into the non-profit sector. Naturally, when the opportunity was presented, she jumped at the chance to join the Teaming With Wildlife team, and we’re excited to welcome her aboard. 

Sep 25

Welcome Creekside Vet Service

Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas is proud to announce that Creekside Vet Service has joined the Coalition.  Creekside Vet Service is the practice of ardent wildlife supporter, Dr. William (Bill) Eikenhorst, DVM.  Dr. Eikenhorst is well known in the state's wildlife circles and is active in the TPWD Private Lands Advisory Committee and a part of TPWD's Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Task Force.

While there was never any question, it's good to be able to say that Dr. Eikenhorst and his staff are True To Texas!

Sep 9

Welcome Bat Conservation International!

The Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas coalition is growing! The newest organization to become a member of the coalition is Bat Conservation International (BCI). This fantastic group, which has been around since 1982 and is based out of Austin, is "devoted to conservation, research, and education initiatives involving bats and the ecosystems they serve" not only in Texas but across the globe.

BCI has been responsible for some truly amazing feats throughout the years including securing permanent protection of many of Texas' largest bat populations (including the Bracken Cave and Congress Avenue Bridge populations), supporting training for graduate students and wildlife managers in over 60 countries, creating major television documentaries, and protecting over 10 MILLION bats every year.

We are truly proud and grateful to have Bat Conservation International say they are True To Texas!

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