Zackary Martin

Post-Secondary Education

Texas State University
Bachelor of Science
Geog-Resource & Envir. Studies

Texas State University
Master of Applied Geography
Geog-Land/Area Dev. & Mgt

Hamline University
Master of Education
Natural Science and Environ Edu

Texas Tech University
Professional Science Masters
Envir Sustainability & NRM PSM

Clemson University
Master of Science
Biological Sciences

Teaching Experience

I have 30 years of Environmental Science and Biological experience (government and private industry) covering a wide range of Environmental topics.


Teaching Experience:

Northeast Lakeview College - Adjunct - Geography and Biology (2023 - current)

Eastern New Mexico University - Adjunct Environmental Science, Biology and Geography (2022 - current)

Texas A&M University - Adjunct Biology and Ecology (2023 - current)

Northwest Vista College - Adjunct Geography (2 years)

Texas Lutheran University - Adjunct GIS / Geography (4 years)

University of Maryland - Global - Assistant Professor - Environmental Science, Geology (3 years)

University of Texas at Arlington - Adjunct Environmental Science - (2018- current)

Central Texas College - Professor - Environmental Sciences, Geography and Education classes (2013 - current)



Certified Professional of Erosion and Sedimentation Control (CPESC) - #4826.  Issued by Enviro-Cert Inc. (2011)

Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) - #201.   Issued by Ecopliant Inc. (2008)



Courses Taught:

Eastern New Mexico University

            Environmental Science, Biology, Geography, Environmental Geology

Texas A&M University

            Biology, Ecology 

Austin Community College

            Environmental Science

University of Maryland Global Campus

            Environmental Science

            Physical Geology

Central Texas College:

            World Geography

            Physical Geography

            Environmental Science


Texas Lutheran University

            Introduction to GIS

Northwest Vista College

            World Geography




Grants / Outreach / Service

Grants and Awards

2015     Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). City of New Braunfels – Watershed Pollution Prevention (WPP) Grant funded


Outreach and Service

2018-present     Science Presenter. Sycamore Springs Elementary School. (3rd-4th) Dripping Springs ISD.

2016-2018            Member at Large. Goldenwood Property Owners Association (GPOA)

2011-2013            Vice Chairman. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Guadalupe County, Tx

2011-present     Volunteer - Adopt-A-Road, Texas Department of Transportation. FM 1826. Driftwood, Tx

2010-2018            Board of Directors. Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC).

2004-2005            Stakeholder. Regional Water Quality Protection Plan for the Barton Springs Segment of the Edwards Aquifer and Its Contributing Zone. Austin, Tx

2002-2006            Volunteer/Cook. Casa Marianella program. Oak Hill United Methodist Church. Austin, Tx

2001-2006            Sunday School Teacher. Oak Hill United Methodist Church. Austin, Tx



Educational Background

Degree          Year                       University                                       Major                                          

Ph.D            2023(grad date)Texas State University                      Geography Education

MS               2021                   Clemson University                           Biological Science

Research: The effects of altering aquatic habitat to potentially increase the aquatic endangered species population in New Braunfels, Texas.  


M.Ed.               2017                  Hamline University                      Natural Science- Env Education

Research: How Can Water Quality Awareness Be Increased In A Small But Rapidly Increasing City Of New Braunfels, Texas?


MAG                 2006                  Texas State University               Applied Geog- Land/Area Dev & Mgmt

 Research: Rainwater Harvesting Potential for Austin, Tx


BS                     1995          Southwest Texas State University          Geography – Resource and Env Studies



Professional Publications


Michael M., & Martin, Z., (2021) Geography Achievement and Opportunity to Learn: A Focus on the Attitudes of Teachers and Students, Journal of Geography, 120:6, 225-231.

Maldonado, J., Nuccitelli, S., Martin, Z., “Low Impact Development Concepts and Strategies for New Braunfels, Texas”, Texas WET, September/October 2013, pp. 28-32.


Conferences and Presentations

2018    The Stars at night are Big and Bright. Presentation at OLLI – Texas Tech University, Marble Falls campus

2017    Guided Walk of Landa Lake and Comal River. Presentation to Texas Association of Environmental Education (TAEE) members on local ecosystem.

2016    Habitat Conservation Plan(HCP), Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES), Watershed Pollution Prevention (WPP) programs. Southwest Stream Restoration Conference. San Antonio, Tx

2016    Watershed Management. Presentation to Landa Park Estates HOA. New Braunfels, Tx

2016    Water Quality projects in New Braunfels. Presentation to Cub Scout Pack 382

2016    TPDES, WPP, HCP. Presentation to New Braunfels field staff -Parks, Sanitation, Fleet, Police, Fire. (multiple presentations)

2015    Low Impact Development Strategies in Central Texas and the Edwards Aquifer Recover Implementation Program. Presentation at StormCon Conference, Austin, Tx

2015    City of New Braunfels HCP. Presentation to 4H club-New Braunfels

2015    WPP program implementation –Presentation at City of New Braunfels – City Council       

2015    Incorporating Low Impact Development Strategies for Water Quality Benefits in City of New Braunfels. Presentation at International Low Impact Development Conference. Houston, Tx. Presenting with Jason Maldonado and Claire Witter Hempel.

2015    San Marcos and Comal Rivers HCP. Texas State University. Professor Mark Carter’s- Geography class. Zac Martin and Melani Howard presenting.

2014    Watershed Improvement programs in New Braunfels. Watershed Advisory Committee. New Braunfels, Tx

2014    WPP and TPDES implementation in New Braunfels, Tx. TCEQ Training seminar – New Braunfels, Tx

2014    San Marcos and Comal Rivers Habitat Conservation Plan. Texas Lutheran University. Zac Martin and Melani Howard presenting.

2014    WPP, HCP, TPDES Programs. Presentation to Kiwanis Club-New Braunfels

2013    HCP and TPDES Program. Presentation to Friends for the Preservation of Historic Landa Park, New Braunfels, Tx

2013    TPDES program implementation –Presented at the City of New Braunfels – City Council

2013-2016       HCP species update and work plan. Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP)- Science Committee. San Marcos, Tx                        (annual presentation)

2013-2016       Environmental Programs. New Braunfels - City University members         (annual presentation)

2013-2016       Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP). Presentation at Edwards Aquifer Authority on New Braunfels HCP work plan, progress and future projects (annual presentation)

2012                Air Quality Improvements in Seguin. Presentation to the Guadalupe County Attorney’s office.

2011                Tyson Environmental Training. Presentation to all Tyson Foods employees. Seguin and Gonzales plant locations.

2011                TXDOT Stormwater Training. Texas Department of Transportation-HQ. Presentation created and given via video teleconference to all Districts in Texas.

2010                TXDOT GIS/GPS training. Texas Department of Transportation-HQ. Presentation and field exercises given to Abilene, Houston and Dallas districts

2009                TPDES and MS4 training. Texas Department of Transportation-HQ. Presentation given to staff at Abilene and Houston Districts.

2007                Geography and Environmental effects due to new Home Construction. Presentation given to all Lennar Home construction staff over an 8 county region. Roseville, California (several presentations)

2006                Geography, GIS mapping and GPS. Presentation to Transportation/Natural Resources and Public Works staff. Travis County, Texas


Published: January 09, 2024