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Don Kennard (deceased)

Region: Hill Country

Topics: Law, Legislation, Wildlife, Funding, Education

Don Kennard represented the Fort Worth area in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate for a number of years, and was a early proponent of a wide variety of conservation-related initiatives in the Legislature. He was particularly celebrated for his success in securing dedicated funding for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department from cigarette taxes.

Following his service in the Legislature, Mr. Kennard taught and led research efforts at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He was especially noted for coordinating the Natural Area Survey, which provided the blueprint for many years of later public land acquisitions of Texas areas of special ecological, scenic, or historic value.



June 21, 1999
Austin, Texas
Reels 2015 and 2016

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Senator  Kennard.

Please see the video (reel 2015 and 2016) or the  transcript of Mr. Kennard's full interview.






Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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