PBS January 5-11, 2014, #2212 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]





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Published on Dec 4, 2013

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2212
January 5-11, 2014

Tent Revival
Many families in cities have lost touch with the great outdoors and all it has to offer, but the Texas Outdoor Family program is here to help, getting folks with little camping experience outside for some weekend fun.

Lone Star Land Steward: South Llano River Watershed Alliance
The South Llano Watershed Alliance is a group of landowners and stakeholders who have come together to preserve and enhance one of the state's most pristine rivers, the South Llano. Texas Parks and Wildlife has honored the alliance for their collaboration to support a major water source to the Colorado River which also supports the water supply of Austin.

Action for the Oceans
How will climate change affect the Texas Gulf Coast? Hear predictions on how the coast will be impacted over the next century. In part five of a six part series on the state of the gulf, scientists and biologists discuss how the documented rise in sea level is ongoing and what it will mean in the future for coastal communities in Texas. We will also look at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's long documentation of warming water temperature and how some species like flounder have declined, while other species like the gray snapper have increased. We will also look at the spread of black mangroves and the newly detected red mangrove, as another indication of a warming climate.

Postcard From Texas
Thousands of purple martins converge on a few trees in an Austin parking lot each summer, creating a bird tornado of sorts that captivates onlookers.

For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv


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