- Edwards Aquifer Authority
- The City of New Braunfels
- The City of San Marcos
- The City of San Antonio acting by and through its San Antonio Water System Board of Trustees
- Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
- Texas State University
- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
- United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
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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Welcome to EAHCP
Examples of salvage refugia pods. The EAHCP refugia will be housed in retrofitted shipping containers. This shipping container pod model provides a cost-effective and portable footprint for protecting species (photos courtesy Dr. Danté Fenolio, Manager of Conservation and Research, San Antonio Zoo & Aquarium).
Salvage Refugium Project Underway
Salvage refugia are rescue captive breeding facilities designed to provide a reintroduction pool for vulnerable species after droughts or other natural disasters. Establishing such a facility for our Covered Species is a key supporting measure of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP). On June 9, 2015, Edwards Aquifer Authority’s Board of Directors approved awarding a contract for this work to SWCA Environmental Consultants in partnership with the San Antonio Zoo, and Sea World. A news story and interview from the local network KSAT 12 News concerning this exciting new development can be found here.
Implementing Report 1
Since the publication of the National Academy of Sciences’ Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Report 1, EAHCP staff convened a work group to formulate the implementation plan for Report 1 recommendations. The draft implementation plan adopted by the work group will be reviewed at the upcoming EAHCP Implementing Committee meeting, taking place Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 9 a.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center (375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, Texas). This is an open meeting--members of the public are welcome to attend. For questions or more information, please click here.
More information about EACHP’s involvement with National Academy of Sciences and its Report 1 review can be found here.
New EAHCP Newsletter
Click below to view the latest edition! HCP updates for July & August, 2015.