Preserving Texas' Natural Heritage, PRP 31
Arnold, R. Keith
Hamilton, John P.
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Texas is rich is history, culture, and in the variety of its natural features, but with accelerating development, much of Texas' heritage will be lost or damaged beyond repair. The LBJ School seminar studied the heritage preservation activities of other states, worked with the new national heritage program, and reviewed current heritage efforts in Texas. It viewed the work of the Texas Historical Commission as a model to be used in recommending a Natural Heritage Program. This report reviews the needs and opportunities for natural heritage preservation in Texas, presents the elements required for a successful heritage program, explains how Texas can build a Heritage Preservation Program for the protection of irreplaceable resources, and recommends that the Legislature establish such a program in the next session.