Mr. Sansom has been involved in a number of non-profit and government conservation efforts, ranging from his early work in land protection at the Department of Interior, to his role as executive director at the Texas chapter of the Nature Conservancy, to his service as the director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He also has been involved in promoting more sustainable energy use, through policy work at the University of Houston, passive solar design work, and freelance writing. More recently, he helped improve water policy in his former capacity as executive director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. Throughout his career, Mr. Sansom has been a prolific writer on historic and natural resource conservation issues, producing such books as Texas Past and Texas Lost.
Interview InformationApril 13, 2002
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