EAHCP is a collaborative effort by the Edwards Aquifer Authority, the City of New Braunfels, the City of San Marcos, the City of San Antonio through SAWS, Texas State University, and Texas Parks and Wildlife

Nathan Pence

Program Manager
Nathan is Program Manager for the EAHCP. He holds a Master of Science in Aquatic Resources from Texas State University. Prior to his role as EAHCP Program Manager, Nathan was Watershed Manager for the City of New Braunfels. Nathan also represented the City of New Braunfels in the Edwards Aquifer Recovery and Implementation Process (EARIP). Nathan’s wealth of experience in public management of water issues in the region provides him with an intimate knowledge of the EAHCP, and the community of stakeholders who helped make the program a reality.

The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all EAHCP activities and ensuring compliance with the Incidental Take Permit (ITP), including supporting the Permittees and Partners in fulfilling their responsibilities under the ITP. Nathan is the primary contact for the Implementing Committee and maintains program relationships with the Implementing Committee, the Stakeholder Committees, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The Program Manager coordinates information requests from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for its three reviews of the EAHCP and maintains the budget of the EAHCP. The Program Manager oversees the Adaptive Management Process and also responds to Phase II decisions and development of appropriate implementation. Nathan supervises both the Chief Science Officer and the HCP Director.

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