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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

EAHCP Steward July & August Update
Click below to view the latest edition of HCP news for July and August, 2015.


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 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). Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.


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 refugia 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 story and interview from KSAT 12 News concerning this exciting development can be found here.


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