Bill Lindemann Bio
William L. "Bill" Lindemann was born in Gonzales County and attended public schools there. He received two degrees in geology (BA in 1960 and MS in 1963) from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been married to his wife, Janet, for 42 years and they have two children and three grandchildren.
Lindemann began his career with Humble Oil and Refining Company in 1963 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Other career stops included Tyler, Corpus Christi and Houston Texas, Denver and Littleton Colorado, and Darwin and Sydney, Australia. He worked as an exploration geologist for 34 years searching for oil and gas, uranium, coal, synthetic fuels and copper. He worked extensively in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Thailand and China before retiring from Exxon in 1994.
After retirement, Lindemann moved to Fredericksburg where he has switched his vocation in geology to an avocation in birding. And avid birder for almost 40 years, he began writing a weekly column in 1997 on "Birding in the Hill Country" in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and The Kerrville Daily Times.
Lindemann has served as president of the Native Plant Society of Texas and is still active in the society. He helped form the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center in 2000 and has helped develop nature trails in Lady Bird Johnson Park in Fredericksburg and inventorying the wildlife found there. He frequently speaks to schools, garden clubs, professional and
service organizations in the Hill Country on nature subjects. He also has taught classes at adult education schools and nature centers.
Lindemann has also served on the board of directors for the Gillespie County Historical Society and the Hill Country Land Trust. He has had a lifelong interest in all facets of nature and is currently promoting historical and natural preservation in the Texas Hill Country through education, outreach and example.