Oliver A. Houck
A law professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, Oliver A. Houck has been involved in river conservation throughout his life, beginning as general counsel to the National Wildlife Federation in the early l970s. He has served on litigation boards of the Environmental Defense Fund and Defenders of Wildlife, and several committees of the National Academy of Sciences. Named the Louisiana Conservationist of the Year, Gambit magazine’s New Orleanian of the Year, Tulane University’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Houck has also received two National Educational Press Association awards for children’s literature. He was most recently honored by the Environmental Section of the American Bar Association with its Distinguished Achievement Award.
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