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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.

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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
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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 Committees Tour the Springs Systems -- On September 18, the EAHCP Implementing, Science, and Stakeholder Committees, along with representatives from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as well as private citizens toured both the Comal Springs and San Marcos Springs systems to see first-hand the mitigation and restoration projects completed or underway in each area. Approximately forty people participated in the tour. Presentations included summaries of sediment removal and Texas Wild Rice enhancement projects in the San Marcos Springs system and the Old River channel and Riffle Beetle enhancement projects in the Comal Springs system.

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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