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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

*Photos courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dr. John Abott, and Dr. Joachim Nerz

First Report of the National Academy of Science- As defined in the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan, the Edwards Aquifer Authority is in contract with the National Academy of Science to act as an independent Science Review Panel (SRP). The purpose of the SRP is to provide the EAHCP Program Manager, as well as the Implementing, Science and Stakeholder Committees, scientific advice on issues related to the Adaptive Management Process.

“Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Report 1” is the first product of this three-phase effort. The first effort focused on a review of the hydrologic and ecological models, water quality and biological monitoring, and applied research. Report 1 finds that overall, the EAA and the other Permittees are doing an excellent job in implementing many aspects of a complex habitat conservation plan, and that addressing several overarching scientific and modeling issues would further strengthen the plan.

On our website you can find:

To locate additional information from the National Academies please visit http://dels.nas.edu/wstb.

To purchase a pre-order paperback of the report from the National Academies Press please visit http://www.nap.edu/catalog/21699/review-of-the-edwards-aquifer-habitat-conservation-plan-report-1.

As defined in the National Academy of Sciences Report 1 Process and Timeline approved by the Implementing Committee at their February 19th meeting, the Stakeholder Committee, and Science Committee, along with the public, will convene to provide open dialogue and comment on the recommendations found in the Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Report 1.

This workshop will be held on April 22, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the SAWS Building, 2800 U.S. Hwy. 281 North, San Antonio. Please find attached to this notice the agenda for this meeting. 

Please follow the link below to access the agenda for the Work Shop:

NAS Report Work Shop Agenda

Incidental Take Permit and Supporting Documents

United States Fish and Wildlife Services Incidental Take Permit - Biological Opinion

United States Fish and Wildlife Services Incidental Take Permit

Record of Decision

Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide 27 Permits

City of New Braunfels

City of San Marcos

Nationwide Permit 27 Aquatic Restoration

TCEQ: USACE Nationwide Permits Guidance Documents  

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