final plan documents

Final SEP-HCP


  TEXT Final SEPHCP  (November 11, 2015) file size 2.8 MB
Final text, tables, and figures.

  SEPHCP Appendices  (July 8, 2015) file size 11.7 MB
ZIP File containing the combined appendices to the SEPHCP, including Resource Assessments and Funding Plan. CAUTION - LARGE FILE!



Final Environmental Impact Statement


  TEXT Final Environmental Impact Statement  (November 18, 2015) file size 3.6 MB
Final text, tables, and figures.

  Final EIS Appendices  (November 18, 2015) file size 30.8 MB
ZIP File containing the combined appendices to the final Environmental Impact Statement. CAUTION - LARGE FILE!



News Release & FR Notice


  SEP HCP News Release  (December 18, 2015) file size 172 KB


  Notice of Availability  (December 18, 2015) file size 198 KB


draft plan documents

**ALL DRAFT DOCUMENTS POSTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Please submit comments on draft documents to info@sephcp.com.

Draft SEP-HCP


  TEXT Draft SEP-HCP  (October 8, 2014) file size 2.8 MB
Draft text, tables, and figures.

  SEP-HCP Appendices  (October 8, 2014) file size 11.4 MB
ZIP File containing the combined appendices to the SEP-HCP, including Resource Assessments and Funding Plan. CAUTION - LARGE FILE!



Draft Environmental Impact Statement


  TEXT Draft Environmental Impact Statement  (October 10, 2014) file size 5.7 MB
Draft text, tables, and figures.

  draft EIS Appendices  (October 10, 2014) file size 20.9 MB
ZIP File containing the combined appendices to the draft Environmental Impact Statement. CAUTION - LARGE FILE!



News Release, FR Notice, and FAQ


  SEP dHCP News Release  (December 19, 2014) file size 275 KB


  Notice of Availability  (December 19, 2014) file size 202 KB


  Frequently Asked Questions  (December 19, 2014) file size 263 KB




Application Draft SEP-HCP


  TEXT Draft SEP-HCP  (December 19, 2011) file size 2.5 MB
Draft text, tables, and figures.

  SEP-HCP Appendices  (December 19, 2011) file size 11.4 MB
ZIP File containing the combined appendices to the SEP-HCP, including Resource Assessments and Funding Plan. CAUTION - LARGE FILE!



Comments Received on First Draft


  CAC Member Comments  (June 13, 2011) file size 555 KB
Comments from CAC members on the First Draft SEP-HCP.

  BAT Member Comments - Part 1  (June 13, 2011) file size 415 KB
Official BAT comments and comments from individual BAT members on the text of the First Draft SEP-HCP.

  BAT Member Comments - Part 2  (June 13, 2011) file size 496 KB
Comments from individual BAT members on the appendices of the First Draft SEP-HCP.

  USFWS and Bexar County Comments  (June 13, 2011) file size 5.4 MB
Comments from the USFWS and Bexar County staff on the First Draft SEP-HCP.

  Public Comments  (June 13, 2011) file size 201 KB
Public comments on the First Draft SEP-HCP.

First Draft SEP-HCP


  TEXT First Draft SEP-HCP  (April 1, 2011) file size 2.9 MB
Draft text, tables, and figures.

  APPENDIX A  (April 1, 2011) file size 244 KB
Project team, advisory committees, and project timeline.

  APPENDIX B  (April 1, 2011) file size 6.9 MB
Natural resources of the SEP-HCP Plan Area. Combines the natural resource-related Resource Assessments. CAUTION - LARGE FILE!

  APPENDIX C  (April 1, 2011) file size 6.0 MB
Biology of the Covered Species. Combines the Resource Assessments for the GCW, BCV, and Listed Karst Invertebrates. CAUTION - LARGE FILE!

  APPENDIX D  (April 1, 2011) file size 2.6 MB
Human resources of the SEP-HCP Plan Area. Combines the Resource Assessments for population, housing, and land development topics.

  APPENDICES E and F  (April 1, 2011) file size 448 KB
Appendix E - Habitat impacts analyses. Appendix F - Illustrative funding plan.



Committee Recommendations on Plan Components


  DRAFT SEP-HCP Plan Area  (February 18, 2010) file size 820 KB
Location of the proposed SEP-HCP plan area and surrounding counties, per BAT recommendation (Feb 8, 2010) and CAC adoption (Feb 18, 2010).

  DRAFT SEP-HCP List of Covered Species  (August 19, 2010) file size 92 KB
Categories for addressing species in the SEP-HCP and the species included in each category, per BAT recommendations on February 22 and May 28, 2010 and CAC adoption on June 7, 2010.

  DRAFT SEP-HCP List of Covered Activities  (June 10, 2010) file size 23 KB
Activities for which incidental take could be covered by the SEP-HCP, per BAT strawman proposal and CAC adoption on June 7, 2010.

  DRAFT SEP-HCP Plan and Permit Duration  (July 12, 2010) file size 10 KB
Recommendation by the CAC adopted on July 12, 2010, with input from the BAT, for a 30-year plan duration and permit term.

  DRAFT SEP-HCP Community Goals and Objectives  (September 13, 2010) file size 10 KB
Recommendation by the CAC adopted on September 13, 2010, for community-based goals and objectives that provide direction on the overall purpose and direction for the plan.

reports

  Balancing Economy with Ecology   external website
The Texas Comptroller's Interagency Task Force on Economic Growth and Endangered Species prepared this November 2010 report that details the activities of the task force since its creation and provides information on threatened and endangered species in Texas and the programs available to assist landowners and communities in conserving these species.

  Hidden Treasures of the Texas Hill Country   external website
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is spotlighting the caves and karst habitats, springs, and salamanders of central Texas in their Spring 2010 Eye on Nature newsletter.

  Endangered and Threatened Animals of Texas (Campbell 2003)   external website
TPWD publication about the biology and management of endangered and threatened animals in Texas, including the golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo.

  USFWS Species Reports    external website
USFWS website posting recovery plans and other species information for the golden-cheeked warbler, black-capped vireo, Bexar County karst invertebrates, and other species.

  BCCP Economic Impact Study (Gau & Jarrett 1992)   file size 27.5 MB
1992 economic impact study for the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan prepared by the Bureau of Business Research at UT Austin.

maps

  DRAFT SEP-HCP Plan Area  (February 18, 2010) file size 820 KB
UPDATED! Location of the proposed SEP-HCP plan area and surrounding counties, per BAT recommendation (Feb 8, 2010) and CAC adoption (Feb 18, 2010).

  GCW Breeding Range, 1992 Recovery Regions, & Potential Habitat  (February 8, 2010) file size 1.48 MB
Range, recovery regions, and potential habitat of the golden-cheeked warbler.

  BCV Texas Breeding Range & 1991 Recovery Regions  (February 8, 2010) file size 1.01 MB
Texas breeding range and recovery regions of the black-capped vireo.

  Critical Habitat and Karst Zones for Bexar County Karst Species  (February 8, 2010) file size 533 KB
Texas breeding range and recovery regions of the black-capped vireo.

  Land Cover Types Across the Southern Edwards Plateau  (February 8, 2010) file size 1.63 MB
Vegetation and other land cover types, as classified from remote sensing data circa 2005 - 2007 by the Missouri Resource Assessment Program (Diamond 2009).

  Geology Across the Southern Edwards Plateau  (February 8, 2010) file size 1.99 MB
Geologic formations of the Southern Edwards Plateau, as mapped by the Geologic Atlas of Texas.

  Major Rivers of the Southern Edwards Plateau Region  (February 8, 2010) file size 1.42 MB
Major rivers in the proposed SEP-HCP Plan Area and vicinity.

public notices

  Notice of Availability of EIS  (December 18, 2015) file size 198 KB
USFWS Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement associated with the proposed SEPHCP. Published in the Federal Register December 18, 2015.

  SEP-HCP EIS Public Meeting Presentation  (March 15, 2015) file size 1179 KB
Presentation Slides for 2 public meetings on February 3 and February 4, 2015.

  NEPA Public Meeting Notices  (January 20, 2015) file size 179 KB
Announcements for 2 public meetings on February 3 and February 4, 2015.

  Notice of Availability of EIS  (December 19, 2014) file size 202 KB
USFWS Notice of Availability of draft Environmental Impact Statement associated with the proposed SEP-HCP. Published in the Federal Register December 19, 2014.

  Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS  (April 27, 2011) file size 58 KB
USFWS Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement associated with the proposed SEP-HCP. Published in the Federal Register April 27, 2011.

  NEPA Scoping Public Meeting Notices  (May 16, 2011) file size 128 KB
Announcements for 5 public NEPA scoping meetings between June 6 and June 14, 2011.

project management & guidance


  SEP-HCP Work Plan Chart and Major Milestones  (January 13, 2010) file size 26 KB
Graphics depicting project phases, representative tasks, and anticipated schedule for completion of major milestones. May be revised, as appropriate, during the course of the project.

  SEP-HCP Detailed Work Plan and Task List  (revised May 27, 2010) file size 0.5 MB
Identifies project phases, tasks, and anticipated schedule. Updated from the November 2009 version. May be revised, as appropriate, during the course of the project.

  TPWD Interlocal Agreement and Project Statement  (December 14, 2009) file size 0.5 MB
Interlocal agreement between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Bexar County to disburse grant funds awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Includes a project statement, as described in the original grant application.

  Endangered Species Act of 1973 (as amended)   file size 177 KB
Full text of the Endangered Species Act. For more information about the Endangered Species Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, click here.

  Chapter 83, Texas Parks and Wildlife Code   file size 39 KB
Full text of Chapter 83 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code pertaining to the development of regional habitat conservation plans by local governments.

  Habitat Conservation Plans under the Endangered Species Act   file size 180 KB
Introduction to the purpose, benefits, content, and process for Habitat Conservation Plans.

  HCP Handbook (USFWS & NMFS 1996)   external website
Introduction to the purpose, benefits, content, and process for Habitat Conservation Plans.

  Texas Open Government Resources   external website
Links to the Open Meetings Handbook (2010) and other Open Meetings/Open Records Act training materials.

press & media


  SEP-HCP Media Guide and Fact Sheet (November 2010)   file size 26 kB
Basic information about the SEP-HCP.

  Bexar County Press Release (November 17, 2009)   file size 60 kB
Agreements set foundation for regional habitat conservation plan.

  Bexar County Press Release (June 11, 2009)   file size 26 kB
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards grant for habitat conservation plan.

other links


  Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan   external website
Website for the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan administered by Travis County and the City of Austin.

  Lost Pines Habitat Conservation Plan   external website
Website for the Lost Pines Habitat Conservation Plan for the Houston Toad implemented by Bastrop County.

  Williamson County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan   external website
Website for the Williamson County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan. This plan is administered by the Williamson County Conservation Foundation.

  Hays County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan   external website
Website for the Hays County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan. This plan is administered by Hays County.

  Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan   external website
Website for the Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan. This plan was approved by the Service on January 17, 2014.