To Love the Beautiful: The Story of Texas State Parks
Suggested ReadingState Parks
The African-American Experience in the Civilian Conservation Corps, by Olen Cole, Jr. 1999.
Wilderness and the American Mind, by Roderick Nash, third edition, 1982.
Preserving Nature in the National Parks: A History, by Richard West Sellars. 1997.
Parks for Texas: Enduring Landscapes of the New Deal, by James Wright Steely. 1999.
The Texas State Parks System: An Administrative History, 1923-1984, by Sharon Morris Toney. Texas Tech University dissertation, August 1995.
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department publication, 1986.
General History of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Parks and Wildlife Conservation Chronicle, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department publication, 1994.
TPWD Activities and History, Texas Parks and Wildlife website (PDF format).
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department History, by Joan Pearsall, D’Arcy James, and H. Levesque. 1974 (unpublished manuscript at Texas State Library and Archives).
“150 Years of Change.” Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, March/April 1986.
“Milestones in Conservation.” Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, September 1988.
“The State of Nature.” Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, December 1992.
“The State of Water.” Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, July 2002.
Wildlife Stewardship and Recreation on Public Lands, by Delwin E. Benson, Ross Shelton, Donny W. Steinbach, and Judy F. Winn. 1999.
Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation, by Karl Jacoby. 2001.
Inherit the Hunt: A Journey Into the Heart of American Hunting, by Jim Posewitz. 1999.
Private Property and the Endangered Species Act: Saving Habitats, Protecting Homes, by Jason F. Shogren. 1998.
Backwoodsmen: Stockmen and Hunters Along a Big Thicket Valley, by Thad Sitton. 1995.