• Slider Thumb1
  • Slider Thumb2
  • Slider Thumb3

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.

Slide Main1

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

Slide Main2

Habitat Protection

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

Slide Main3
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 November-December 2016 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 Adaptive Management | On September 15, a set of adaptive management modifications to the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) restoration programs in the EAHCP (see “Proposal for Nonroutine Adaptive Management,” below) were recommended by the Stakeholder Committee and approved by the Implementing Committee. This action was informed by a formal analysis of the SAV restoration programs, four years of EAHCP restoration team efforts by Texas State University and the cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels, and an extensive stakeholder consultation process.

Several reports and memoranda have been produced over the course of pursuing possible adaptive management leading up to the Committees' final recommendation and approval on the 15th. For your convenience, these various publications are posted below. A new dedicated page to this and possible future adaptive management for the EAHCP is under construction. Please check back here for updates.


  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

Join Our Mailing List

Enter this word:

Daily Aquifer Readings

© 2017 Edwards Aquifer Authority