Neches River User Guide (River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University) (Paperback)

Neches River User Guide (River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University) By Gina Donovan, Stephen D. Lange, Adrian F. van Dellen, Andrew Sansom (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Description


The Neches River winds through a large portion of Texas’ scarce public lands, and Neches River User Guide, a project of the Texas Conservation Alliance, offers outdoor enthusiasts a menu of ways to enjoy this wild Texas river. As users flip through this guide book, its user-friendly maps will reveal the towns, roads, entry points, bridges, public lands, parks, and other landmarks along nearly 360 miles of the river’s course. Each map details practical information about public access points, potential hazards, camping facilities, and GPS coordinates for points of interest.
 The guide also includes a brief description of the archeology and history of human habitation along the river, as well as photographs of plants and animals common in the bottomland hardwood ecosystem. A final note on conservation efforts, past and present, will help readers join in protecting the river for future generations.

To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

About the Author


GINA DONOVAN is executive director of the Houston Audubon Society. Co-founder of the East Texas Forest & Wildlife Coalition, she also served on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Rivers Conservation Advisory Board. She has canoed nearly 400 miles of the Neches River. STEPHEN D. LANGE is a Regional GIS Specialist for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Division in Tyler, Texas. ADRIAN F. VAN DELLEN, DVM, is a retired United States Air Force pathologist and an avid canoer and nature photographer.

TEXAS CONSERVATION ALLIANCE is a forty year-old conservation organization that protects rivers, forests, wildlife, and other natural resources. The Allliance leads the initiative to have the Neches River designated as a National Wild and Scenic River.

Praise For…


". . . Gina Donovan shares her passion and sense of ownership of the Neches River."-John R. Bartos, Texas paddling enthusiast and river conservationist


— John R. Bartos

". . . I wish we had one for all Texas Rivers."-Bob Spain, Coastal Paddling Trails Coordinator, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
— Bob Spain

". . . grab this book, a paddle and go!"-Larry McKinney,executive director, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

 


— Larry McKinney
Product Details
ISBN: 9781603441384
ISBN-10: 1603441387
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication Date: October 26th, 2009
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University