Temple, Ellen

Date: June 8, 2018
Temple, Ellen

Interview 287a: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Ellen Temple discusses her late husband Buddy Temple’s vison for the Boggy Slough Conservation Area. She reminisces about the times her family has spent in Boggy Slough, talks about Buddy’s connection to the land, and his pride in its preservation. They talk about how the land was managed in the past and the challenges they face in trying to manage it as a working, yet diverse and healthy forest ecosystem. They discuss the different types of birds and wildlife and plants that inhabit Boggy Sough and her hopes for its future as a place of scientific research that will benefit all of East Texas’ forests.

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