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Ms. Ledbetter has over 25 years of conservation and management experience most recently as Forest Program Manager for Texas Chapter of THE NATURE CONSERVANCY. She is also a former officer and board member of Big Thicket Association with close ties to our organization. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University. In 2008, she was awarded BTA’s R.E…

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Maxine Johnston, longtime leader of the Big Thicket Association and conservation efforts in East Texas, has recieved the Terry Hershey Women in Conservation Award for 2018, to recognize her critical roles in establishing the Big Thicket National Preserve and for maintaning community enthusiasm over the decades since the 1960s. In the linked video Maxine is seen participating in a field program to…

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