Defenders of Wildlife

Midwestern Upbringing

Growing up during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl yers in Nebraska, my Father, a man before his time, always talked about how we needed to be careful about destroying trees, as that promoated the Dust Bowl. My ancestors who had settled the Midwest

My Father's family had pioneered to Nebraska. All of them wanted to make sure that trees were planted to hold the soil in place to counteract the Dust Bowl. Great aunts were ornothoogists who would drive miles in an old Model[-T if they heard of a whooping crabe sighting. All were animal lovers who did what they could to help animals survive during drought years. It is ingrained in me to be an environmentalist!


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