A Guide to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Video, 1991
Established by the Fifty-eighth Legislature in 1963, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department merged the operations of the State Parks Board and the Texas Game and Fish Commission. Administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, the department comprises six divisions: Fisheries, Wildlife, Parks, Resource Protection, Law Enforcement, and Administrative Services. Since 1967, it has been acquiring land, totaling approximately 433,000 acres that includes 129 parks and recreation sites. In addition to developing and maintaining parklands, the department is responsible for protecting the fish population in major reservoirs, rivers, streams, and 370 miles of the Texas coastline, among other endeavors to safeguard fish and wildlife resources.
Smyrl, Vivian Elizabeth. "Texas Parks and Wildlife Department."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 11, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mctqb.
Composed of a VHS videocassette tape, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Video, 1991, contains three programs produced by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The first program concerns the Texas State Aquarium, the second wildlife videography, and the third the Texas Zoo.
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Video, 1991, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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