U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Approves EARIP Habitat Conservation Plan

“Approval of the EARIP’s HCP marks a significant conservation achievement for the Edwards Aquifer Region,” stated Southwest Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle. “The organizations and individuals involved in the development of the HCP clearly demonstrated that it is possible to come together and develop a consensus based solution to a very complex water issue in Texas.” Read More

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2012 Habitat Conservation News

August 18, 2012 New EAA website, video explain Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan A new website and video developed by the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) help explain the purpose and goals of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP), which is currently under review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The website www.eahcp.org went live August 3, 2012, and features helpful background information on the development of the EAHCP, its history, mission and goals, including a new informational…

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2011 Habitat Conservation News

December 28, 2011 EAA Board Approves Funding Agreement for Habitat Conservation Plan The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) Board of Directors approved a funding and management agreement on Tuesday, December 28, that details how the EAA will pay for implementing a habitat conservation plan (HCP) aimed at protecting threatened and endangered species whose only known habitats are the aquifer-fed Comal and San Marcos springs. More from AACOG.com December 14, 2011 Vote sinks aquifer funding The Edwards Aquifer Authority board failed Tuesday…

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2010 Habitat Conservation News

November 22, 2010 Critics of Habitat Plan are Spouting Nonsense The most important thing the public needs to know about the proposed plan is that it is completely voluntary. No one who doesn’t want to participate would have to do so at any price.” Read SA Express-News opinion piece here. Learn more about Habitat Plans here. View fact sheet. July 13, 2010 Comal County plans for Habitat Conservation Plan A public meeting will be held July 27th in Comal County…

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2009 Habitat Conservation News

November 12, 2009 Public Hearing for Hays County RHCP Hays County will conduct a public hearing to discuss the County’s application for a Endangered Species Act incidental take permit and possible adoption of the RHCP and related items. The hearing will include an open house/exhibits, brief presentations about the project, and an opportunity for public comment – Details October 28, 2009 Hays County RHCP – Final Drafts for public comment and Notice of public hearing Hays County will conduct a…

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