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For 29 years, Tom Stehn worked as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. During that time, he noticed that erosion of the Refuge along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was threatening the marsh ponds upon which the endangered whooping crane relied. Here he describes the efforts by volunteers, oil and gas firms, the Audubon Society, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to line the marsh with concrete sacks and mats to successfully protect those ponds.
LocationAransas Pass, Texas