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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
Find out more about the EAHCP by watching our video

The Partners

EAHCP Recognized

2014 Partners in Conservation Awards Ceremony Pictures

The EAHCP was recognized on January 16th 2014 by the Department of the Interior with The Partners in Conservation Award which recognizes outstanding conservation results that have been produced primarily because of the engagement and contributions of many dedicated partners.

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Contact Information

  • 900 E. Quincy
    San Antonio, TX 78215
  • P. (210) 222-2204 or 1-800-292-1047
  • F. (210) 222-9869
  • E-mail: info@eahcp.org

Welcome to EAHCP

New HCP Steward Newsletter | The latest version of the HCP Steward Newsletter, with both text and audio interviews , was just released for September-October, 2015. Click the image above to view. 

Implementing Report 1 | EAHCP is kicking off 3 work groups this fall to work out the details of implementing National Academy of Sciences’ Report 1 recommendations. There will be separate groups for the Applied Research, Water Quality Monitoring, and Biological Monitoring Programs in accordance with the Report 1 Implementation Plan. The next upcoming meeting will be the third meeting of the Applied Research Work Group, taking place Friday, October 16, 2015, at 9 a.m. at the San Marcos Dunbar Recreation Center (801 MLK Drive, San Marcos, Texas, 78666). Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.

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