Project Archives

Select Keynotes, Presentations, and Projects

Testimony before Congress on Teaming with Wildlife
First hearing on the funding proposition
June 1996

ABC Future of Bird Conservation Panel
North American Ornithological Conference
St. Louis, MO
April 1998

Association for Conservation Information
Austin, Texas
July 1998

SE Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency Conference (keynote)
Orlando, Florida
October 1998

National Association of Counties (NACO)
Washington, D.C.
March 2000

Sustainable Tourism and Whale Watching in North America
La Paz, Mexico
22-23 March, 2001

The International Ecotourism Society
Market Study

Non-Profits in Travel Conference
Washington, DC
March 2, 2001

USDA Forest Service Visitor Center Directors Symposium
Nebraska City, NE
2 April 2002

Partners in Flight Pan-American Roundtable Meeting
Washington, D.C.
December 2002

Cornell eBird Conference
Lake Placid, Florida
April 2003

State Agriculture Commissioners
Fargo, ND
July 2003

Virginia Ornithological Society annual meeting (keynote)

Oklahoma Ornithological Society annual meeting (keynote)

Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union annual meeting (keynote)

Balancing Nature and Commerce
The Conservation Fund

Ted Eubanks presents at this seminar annually. In 2014, he is scheduled to participate in three conferences: Abingdon VA, Shepherdstown, WV, Manhattan, KS

Presentations for Conservation Fund include the following:

Beaumont, Texas

Western Highlands, Pennsylvania

Chicago Wilderness

South Mountain, Pennsylvania

New River Gorge


Union County, Tennessee


Titusville, Florida

Conservation Fund Strategy Meeting


North Alabama Birding Trail
North Alabama Birding Trail Guide

Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area


Alaska Wilderness Association Meeting (keynote)
February 2004


Nature Tourism Strategic Planning
The Nature Conservancy
Clarendon, Arkansas
March 2001


Survey of Two California Nature Festivals (America Rivers Salmon Festival, Kern Valley Biodiversity Festival)


EDA Annual Regional Conference (keynote)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
5-8 July 2000

Colorado Birding Trail Meeting
Fort Collins, Colorado
July 2002


Connecticut Coastal Birding Trail
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Wildlife Division


Florida Watchable Wildlife Conference
19-21 May 1998

Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
52nd Annual Conference
3-7 October 1998
Orlando, Florida


Hawaii Conservation Conference
Honolulu, Hawaii
July 2002


Idaho Birding Trail meetings
Boise, Idaho
December 2002


Illinois Tourism Conference (keynote)
March 2004

Green Infrastructure with the Conservation Fund
December 2009

Hackmatack NWR Viability Study

Emiquon Strategic Public Use Plan

Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan

Illinois River Road Scenic Byway Executive Summary


Kansas Tourism Conference (keynote)
October 2001

KW&P All-Birds Workshop
Salina, KS
March 2003

Kansas Tourism Conference (keynote)
October 2011

Experiential Tourism Strategy for the Kansas Flint Hills

Flint Hills Heritage Guide

Strategic Plan for Great Bend

Assessment of the Economic and Tourism Impacts of Siting Wind Energy Developments in Kansas Natural Areas

Strategy for Experiential Tourism in Western Kansas

Kansas Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan

Kansas Ecotourism Strategy

Kansas Byways Interpretive Plans


Sustainable Communities Institute
Nature Tourism Workshops
The Nature Conservancy
Berea, Kentucky
June 2000


EDA Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
May 1998

Louisiana (BTNEP) Birding Trail meeting
Thibodaux, Louisiana
August 1998

Louisiana Travel and Tourism Summit
Louisiana Travel Promotion Association
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
January 1999

Louisiana Travel Conference (keynote)
January 2004

All-Bird Conservation Workshop
Rockefeller Refuge, Louisiana
30 April – 1 May 2003

America’s Wetland Birding Trail (coast) Concept and Development Plan

America’s Wetland Birding Trail (inland) Concept and Development Plan


Strategic Plan for Implementing the Maine Nature Tourism Strategy

Case Studies Report – Experiential Tourism on Tribal Lands

Experiential Tourism Strategy for the Penobscot Nation


Delmarva and Eastern Shore Birding Trail meetings
July 2002

Charles County Nature Tourism Strategy


Society of Environmental Journalists
27 October 1995

Association of State Wetland Managers
Advancing Wetland Conservation Through Community-based Ecotourism
October 2000


National Tourism Conference
August 2013

Les Cheneaux Nature Tourism Strategy


Non-Game Workshop
Minnesota DNR
St. Cloud, MN
January 2003


EDA Gulf of Mexico Conference (keynote)
Biloxi, Mississippi
September 2003

Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area


Montana Nature Trails
December 2002

Montana Governor’s Conference on Tourism (keynote)
Helana, MT
March 2003


Nebraska Ecotourism Conference (keynote)
North Platte
October 2001

Ecotourism Conference (keynote)
Kearney, Nebraska
January 2010

Platte River Nature Recreation Study

Platte River Consumptive Recreation Study (Hunting and Fishing)

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Panels

Grand Island Nature Tourism Presentations
Grand Island, Nebraska
May 2002

Annual Nebraska Travel Conference
North Platte, Nebraska
October 2001

League of Nebraska Municipalities Annual Conference
Omaha, Nebraska
October 8, 1998


USDA Forest Service
Reno, Nevada
June 2002

New Jersey

Wildlife-Associated Recreation on the Delaware Bayshore

New Mexico

USDA Forest Service Congressionally Designated Areas Conference
Albuquerque, NM
October 2001

New Mexico Governor’s Tourism Conference
Las Cruces, New Mexico
October 2003

North Dakota

Nature Tourism Plan for Lonetree WMA

Turtle Mountain and Rendezvous Region Nature Tourism Master Plan

North Dakota Marketplace
Grand Forks, North Dakota
January 2003

Alternative Enterprises and Rural Tourism Conference
Botineau, North Dakota
April 2003

North Dakota Nature Tourism Conference
Grand Forks, North Dakota
January 2003

MASDA Conference
Fargo, North Dakota
July 2003


Edge of Appalachia Experiential Tourism Report

Lake Erie Ohio Heritage Tourism Study – Executive Summary

Cleveland Metroparks Interpretive Training
Cleveland, Ohio
February 2003

Cleveland Metroparks Interpreters Workshops
December 2003

Ohio-Lake Erie Portal Manager’s Training

Ohio-Lake Erie Website Development
Completed 2003

Birding Trail Training Session

Wings of the Americas
Ecotourism Business Workshop
Shawnee State Park, Ohio
May 2000

Lake Erie Conference
September 2001

Ohio Travel Conference
October 2007

Ohio Travel Conference
October 2009

Toledo Metroparks
November 2013


Coordination and Planning of the Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism
Keynote annual tourism conference in October 2002


Oregon Cascades Birding Trails
American Bird Conservancy


Susquehanna Birding Trail Planning Meeting
Pennsylvania Audubon
February 2001

Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers
DuBois, Pennsylvania
October 2001

PA Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Conference
March 2007Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation – An Appraisal of Recreation and Entertainment Opportunities in East Park, West Park, and the Wissahickon

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

PA Wilds Conservation Landscape Initiative Recreation Plan – Summary

PA Wilds Conservation Landscape Initiative Recreation Plan – Full Report

Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative

Poconos Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape Initiative

Lower Susquehanna Conservation Landscape Initiative

South Mountain Conservation Landscape Initiative

Lumber Heritage Area Interpretive Plan

PA Wilds Dark Skies – an Early Implementation Conceptualization for Cherry Springs State Park

Sinnemahoning State Park Portal Plan

Sinnemahoning State Park Nature Tourism Incubator Plan

Early Action Recommendations for Pine Creek

Plan for Elk Watching and Nature Tourism in North Central Pennsylvania

Kinzua Bridge State Park Recreational Assessment

Clarion River Recreational Assessment

Cook Forest Cathedral Recommendations

Cook Forest Trail Recommendations

Natural Lands Trust

Natural Lands Trust Hildacy Preserve Public Use Plan

Natural Lands Trust Paunacussing Preserve Public Use Plan

Natural Lands Trust Public Use Dog Card


An Assessment and Recommendations Report for Outdoor Recreation and Cultural Heritage Tourism Development in Scott County, Tennessee


Challenge Cost-Share Agreement between Fermata Inc. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: “Perform (or have performed) the necessary protection, management, and restoration work on coastal woodlots on High Island, Texas”
10 July 1992

Woodlot Initiative, High Island (Texas)
Boardwalk construction
September 1992

Piping Plover Survey at Bryan Mound, Texas
Boeing Petroleum
November 1992-February 1993

Eubanks, T. 1993. Ecotourism in Galveston Bay – an economic opportunity. In Jensen, R.W., R.W. Kiesling, and F.S. Shipley, eds. Proceedings. The Second State of the Bay Symposium. Galveston Bay National Estuary Program Publication GBNEP-23.

Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail (Three Phases)
Central Texas Coast Dedication
8 Sep 1995

Whitehouse Conference on Travel and Tourism
Texas Delegate
October 1995

Los Caminos Del Rio Heritage Summit
26-28 January 1995
McAllen, Texas

Texas Department of Economic Development Workshops
Van Horn 1994
Rosenberg 1995
Plainview 1995

Katy Prairie Conference (keynote)
Bear Creek Park, Texas
April 1994

Tenneco Energy
“Environmentally Sustainable Communities: A National Town Meeting”
26 February 1996

National Conference of State Legislatures
Austin, Texas
2-4 May 1996

Big Bend nature Tourism Presentation
Fort Davis, Texas
June 1996

GLO Coastal Issues Conference
Corpus Christi, Texas
March 1997

Eubanks Woods Dedication at High Island
20 April 1997

Presentation at Texas Wildlife Association annual conference
San Antonio, Texas
June 1997

Association for Conservation Information Meeting (introduced The Business of Nature)
Austin, Texas
13 July 1998

Entergy Team City
Southeast Texas Economic Development Conference
The Woodlands, Texas

Llano Grade World Birding Center Facility Feasibility Study
Weslaco Development Committee
Weslaco, Texas

World Birding Center
WBC Review Committee
January 1999

WBC Feasibility Study
EDA Grant #08-29-03147
“A Sustainable Ecotourism Strategy for the Lower Rio Grande of Texas”
1 July 1999
WBC Business Plan

Southwestern States RC&D
Midland, Texas
Feb 2001

Texas Wildlife Trails (High Plains, Heart of Texas)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Completed 2002

Texas Wildlife Trails (Prairies and Pineywoods)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Awarded 2003

Avitourism in Texas
Two Studies of Birders in Texas and Their Potential Support for the Proposed World Birding Center
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Published 12 October 1999

All-Bird Conservation Workshop
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
July 2002

A Nature Tourism Plan for Mission, Texas
February 2001

A Nature Tourism Plan for Weslaco, Texas
February 2001

Forgotten River
Environmental Defense Fund

Big Thicket Region
Strategic Plan for Nature Tourism
January 2001

Texas Prairie Rivers
Nature tourism workshop in Canadian
16 November 1998

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
20 March 1999

Texas Prairie Rivers Initiative Report
August 1999

San Luis Pass Sanctuary Feasibility Study
Galveston, Texas
June 2003

Texas Department of Agriculture Nature Tourism Workshops
Archer City
Alpine (Sol Ross University)

Big Thicket  Nature Tourism Workshop
The Conservation Fund
Beaumont, Texas
5 March 2002

Galveston Ecotourism Conference
Galveston, Texas
April 2002

Nature Lodge Feasibility Study
Nature Lodges, L.C.
July 1999

State Wildlife Diversity Managers Annual Meeting
South Padre Island, Texas
November 2001

Texas Economic Development – Tourism
Sales Mission
Toronto, Canada
June 2000

Los Caminos del Rio
Laredo, Texas
28 September 2000

Coastal Bend Tourism Alliance
Corpus Christi, Texas
February 2003

Texas Colonial Waterbird Society Convention
Galveston, Texas
7 April 2003

Texas Outdoor Writers
Corpus Christi
March 2007

Texas Pineywoods Experience
The Conservation Fund

Coastal Heritage Preserve (Galveston) Interpretive Panels

South Padre Island World Birding Center Design Templates

World Birding Center on South Padre Island – Case Statement and Economic Impact Projections

Quinta Mazatlan (McAllen) WBC Interpretive Plan

Llano Grande (Weslaco) WBC Strategic Plan

Avitourism in Texas

Big Thicket Nature Tourism Strategy

Houston Birds and Bayous Strategic Plan

World Birding Center – Hidalgo

Nature Tourism in the Lone Star State (Ted Eubanks, Task Force Member)

Texas Prairie Rivers Initiative Strategic Plan

Trinity River Nature Tourism Assessment


Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trails
Coastal Trail
Mountain Trail
Piedmont Trail

Heart of Appalachia Tourism Workshops
March 2000

Heart Of Appalachia Nature Guide Training
May 2000

ARC and The Conservation Fund

January 2014


IAFWA Annual Meeting (keynote)
Madison, WI
September 2003

Conceptual Plan for Tourism and Recreation – Marinette County, Wisconsin

Strategic Plan for Wisconsin’s Lake Superior / North Woods Birding and Nature Trail


Northern Forest Region Sustainable Tourism Case Study Report (Phase 1)

Northern Forest Region Sustainable Tourism Case Study Report (Phase 2)


Australia Ecotourism Conference
July 1999

Livable Winter Cities Association (LWCA)
Biennial Conference, Winter Cities Forum
Sault Ste Marie, Canada
January 2003

New Brunswick Birding Strategy
New Brunswick Department of Tourism and Parks


Yucatan Secretaria de Turismo, Yucatan Birding Festival
Merida, Mexico
November 2002

Laguna de Flamingos
Resource Assessment

U.S. Peace Corps
Belize Birding Trail

Costa Rica
Friends of the Great Green Macaw
Northern Costa Rica Birding Trail

SCSCB Conference (keynote)
Trinidad & Tobago
July 2003

SCSCB Conference (keynote)
Antigua & Barbuda
July 2009

SCSCB Conference (keynote)
July 2011

Outdoor Retailer Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 2009

CEC Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas

The Caribbean Birding Trail Interpretive Plan

Antigua & Barbuda Ecotourism Strategy

Nature Tourism Strategy for Iriomote, Japan

Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China (Ted Eubanks participated as a member of the planning team)


Fermata Graphic and Interpretive Design Portfolio

Interpretive Training

Fermata Interpretative Training Brochure (English)

Fermata Interpretive Training Brochure (Spanish)

A Systems-based Interpretive Planning Model That Links Culturally Constructed Place Meanings and Conservation

Interpretive Design

NAI Media Award
America’s Wetland Birding Trail Guide (Louisiana)

NAI Media Award
Kansas Flint Hills Wayside Exhibit


Scenic Byways Planning Award, Federal Scenic Byways Program
Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway