Fieseler has worked for various groundwater districts since
1989. Twelve years were spent at the Barton Springs/Edwards
Aquifer Conservation District in Austin where he served as
the Field Operations Manager with secondary duties as the
Senior Staff Administrator.
January 2002, Ron Fieseler has served as the General Manger
for the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District.
Much of Ron’s education, work history, and even some
of his hobbies have made him uniquely qualified to work in
earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University
of Texas in Austin, majoring in Geography with a focus
on physical, environmental, and scientific aspects.
worked five years Wyoming & Texas oilfields where
he performed a variety of well logging and service work
on oil, gas, and water wells.
has been a business owner twice, once in the printing
industry and once in the construction industry.
his college years, he also worked for the Natural Areas
Survey in a multi-year, state-wide effort to inventory
natural and scenic areas in Texas. His duties included
supervising field trips, report preparation, and conducting
cave investigations, and assisting with other scientific
has been involved in the exploration, conservation, and
scientific study of caves since 1964. Ron has literally
crawled around inside many of the aquifers in Texas as
he explored, mapped, and studied hundreds of Texas caves.
the highlights of his life, Ron is particularly proud of
is a sixth generation Texan and has worked hard to trace
his family genealogy. He was pleased to discover that
two of his ancestors came to Texas in the 1820’s
when it was still a part of Mexico. His great, great,
great grandfather, Samuel G. Evetts, Jr., was wounded
while assaulting the plaza in San Antonio during the
Siege of Bexar in December 1835, but recovered and fought
again during the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.
With this kind of ancestral background, Ron is more proud
than ever of his Texas roots.
the 1980’s, Ron spent eight years building a two-place,
open-cockpit biplane. He made the initial test flight
in 1990. Since then, he has enjoyed flying the aircraft
to places as far away as Wyoming and Iowa. Ron says his
biplane is the best toy he’s ever had!
but not least, any of Ron’s friends will tell you
that his proudest accomplishment is having served in
the United States Marine Corps. Ron enlisted in 1968,
received training as an infantry machinegunner and was
sent to Vietnam where he survived a 13 month tour of
duty. Ron loves to talk about his experiences and proudly
admits that the Marine Corps and Vietnam forever changed