Wild Women: Texas Conservation Heroes

Celebrate Women's History Month with these profiles in determination

Ila Fox Loetscher became a sea turtle advocate — creating Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island — after a pioneering career in aviation. 

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize the often-overlooked contributions of women to our Texas conservation history. Many had to overcome restrictions due to gender bias, but forged new paths to saving animals and plants, land and water.  

Meet our picks for 20 “Wild Women of Texas” who have left their marks on Texas’ wild things and wild places. We look forward to meeting the next generation of history makers who will follow in their footsteps and continue their work.

East Texas Angels: Angelina and Maxine Johnston


Seeds of Knowledge: Ynes Mexia and Maude Young

Trick Shooter Plinky Topperwein And Circus Queen of the Southwest Mollie Bailey 



Bison and Bears: Conservationists Molly Goodnight and Bonnie McKinney


Sister Sirens of the Sea: Ila Fox Loetscher, Christine Figgener and Connie Hagar


Lay Down Roots: Bess Heard, Helen Plummer, Mamie McKnight and Tina Yturria Buford



Ima Hogg, Terry Hershey, Lady Bird Johnson


Storytellers and Drama Queens: Shannon Davies and Margaret Pease Harper



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