Learn about the Southern Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan (SEP HCP)

Bandera Meeting of the Ranchers and Landowners Association

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Mansfield Park Recreation Center in Bandera

The Ranchers and Landowner Association of Texas are inviting their membership and all area landowners to a very special and informational meeting addressing the possible mitigation of endangered species habitat. Mitigation is a voluntary program by which landowners are compensated for conducting land management practices that benefit endangered species.

The proposal, commonly known as SEP-HCP is being undertaken by Bexar County and the City of San Antonio in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The goal of the program is to conserve endangered songbird habitat within the surrounding counties north and west of San Antonio. Landowners in the counties of Medina, Comal, Kendall, Kerr, Bandera, and/or Blanco counties are eligible to participate.

This very important meeting will take place at the Recreation Center at Mansfield Park in Bandera on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and will start at 7:00 P M. Mansfield Park is located on SH 16 North. As mentioned before, all landowners are encouraged to attend and become familiar with this proposed voluntary program.

Speakers will include Richard Heilbrun representing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Jenny Blair representing Bowman Consulting, who is the contractor working with Bexar County and City of San Antonio. Carolyn Vogel of the Texas Conservation Connection will also speak about Conservation Easements. Speakers will explain the SEP-HCP and there will be ample time for those in attendance to ask questions. In cooperation with RLAT and serving as moderator will be Christy Muse, Executive Director of the Hill Country Alliance.

Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas is a strong advocate for individual property rights and has taken this initiative to inform not just our membership but all property owners in the area. County elected officials are invited to attend.

For additional information feel free to contact Fidel C Ramirez, President of RLAT at 830-796-4376 or 210-218-7205.

For more information on the SEP HCP and HCA’s March meeting in Boerne read: “A Habitat Conservation Plan for the Southern Edwards Plateau: Opportunity or Liability”