David Todd and Jonathan Ogren
The Texas Landscape Project
Friday, July 22nd 2016
About David Todd: David Todd has an A.B. in architecture and urban planning from Princeton, a M.S. in environmental science from Rice, and a J.D. from Emory. He is founder and executive director for the Conservation History Association of Texas, co-editor of "The Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation" (Texas A&M University Press 2010) and co-author of "The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People", for which he prepared the text, drawings, data and draft maps and charts. He is also a partner in Wray-Todd Ranch and SWT Cattle, beef-cattle operations in Fayette and Colorado counties.
About Jonathan Ogren: Jonathan Ogren has a B.A. in biology from the UT-Austin, and a M.A. in Environmental Science and Conservation Planning from UT-Austin. He is the founder and principal of Siglo Group, a firm that helps clients integrate natural systems into land planning and design, and also works as a lecturer for GIS and mapping at the University of Texas - Austin. He is co-author of co-author of "The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People" (Texas A&M University Press 2016), for which he prepared the finished maps and charts.
About The Texas Landscape Project: The Texas Landscape Project explores conservation and ecology in Texas by presenting a highly visual and deeply researched view of the widespread changes that have affected the state as its population and economy have boomed and as Texans have worked ever harder to safeguard its bountiful but limited natural resources. Covering the entire state, from Pineywoods bottomlands and Panhandle playas to Hill Country springs and Big Bend canyons, the project examines a host of familiar and not so familiar environmental issues.
A companion volume to The Texas Legacy Project, this book tracks specific environmental changes that have occurred in Texas using more than 300 color maps, expertly crafted by cartographer Jonathan Ogren, and over 100 photographs that coalesce to fashion a broad portrait of the modern Texas landscape. The rich data, compiled by author David Todd, are presented in clearly written yet marvelously detailed text that gives historical context and contemporary statistics for environmental trends connected to the land, water, air, energy, and built world of the second-largest and second-most populated state in the nation.
An engaging read for any environmentalist or conscientious citizen, The Texas Landscape Project provides a true sense of the grand scope of the Lone Star State and the high stakes of protecting it.