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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
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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

A Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) approved by the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) Board of Directors, the City of San Marcos City Council, the City of New Braunfels City Council, the San Antonio Water System Board of Directors, and the office of the President of Texas State University in late 2011 is intended to resolve the longstanding conflict between the federal mandate to protect threatened and endangered species associated with the Edwards Aquifer and the region's dependence on the same aquifer as its primary water resource.

At the March 21, 2013 Stakeholder Committee Meeting, Adam Zerrenner with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally presented the executed Incidental Take Permit to the six members of the Implementing Committee.


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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