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Victor Emanuel & Andrew Sansom

Announcing the 2017 Conservation Award Hero Mickey Burleson

Mickey Burleson has dedicated much of her life to recovering Texas’s native Blackland Prairies and conserving Texas wildlife. She and her husband have been called the first prairie restorationists in Texas. Mickey and her husband coauthored an important guide to tall grass restoration. Over the decades they were able to nurture life back into over one hundred acres of former cotton fields on their Burleson Prairie.  She has been a close partner to Audubon, Native Prairie Association of Texas, Master Naturalists, and many other groups and  served on the boards of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission and Texas Land Conservancy.

 

Former Recipients

2016
Valerie Bristol
Former Travis County Commissioner

2015
Bob Ayres
Trustee, Shield-Ayres Foundation

2014
Georgean Kyle and Paul Kyle
Chaetura Canyon Stewards

2013
David Bamberger
President, Bamberger Ranch Preserve

2012
Carter Smith
Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

2011
Andrew Sansom
Executive Director, the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University-San Marcos

2010
Victor Emanuel
President, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours