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Mission & Goals

The goal of the HCP is to protect endangered species from harm during the most severe drought to the extent required by state and federal law.

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Covered Species

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has designated eight species that live in the Edwards Aquifer, the San Marcos Springs, and the Comal Springs aquatic ecosystems as either threatened or endangered.

Click here to view the covered species

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Habitat Protection

Click Here to view all the Habitat Protection Measures of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan

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Final Habitat Conservation Plan

Welcome to EAHCP

NAS Report 2 | On December 30, the National Academy of Sciences released its Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Report 2, "Report 2" for short. This review features evaluation and recommendations concerning Report 1 implementation, EAHCP's monitoring programs, ecological and hydrological modeling scenarios, and Conservation Measure implementation. You can access the report, a highlights brief, and more, below:


EAHCP Steward | Click the image above to access the January - February 2017 edition of the EAHCP Steward. This bimonthly newsletter is intended to highlight efforts underway to protect our region's Comal and San Marcos Springs and ensure a healthy habitat for the threatened and endangered species.


  EAHCP Meeting Calendar | First Quarter 2017

  • January 19 - Implementing Committee, 9 a.m., City Hall, New Braunfels
  • February 16 - Implementing Committee, 9 a.m., Rec Hall, San Marcos
  • March 8 - Science Committee, 9 a.m., Activity Center, San Marcos
  • March 16 - Implementing Committee, 9 a.m., GBRA, Seguin

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