Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Saving the Woodpecker: How a Texas Oil Billionaire Rebuilt a Forest

One Texas oil and gas billionaire is getting special recognition for what he has done to help a little bird.

The Sand County Foundation and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department picked the Cook’s Branch Conservancy for the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award, the state’s highest honor for habitat management and wildlife conservation on private land. The conservancy is part of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

Watch a video about the restoration.


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