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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 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 Steward | Click the image above to access the July-August 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 Meeting Calendar | October & November 2016

  • October 20 - Implementing Committee, 9 a.m., EAA, San Antonio
  • November 10 - Science Committee, 9 a.m., Activity Center, San Marcos
  • November 17 - Implementing Committee, 9 a.m., Rec Hall, San Marcos

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