Presenter: Matt Wagner

Commission Agenda Item No. 12
Action
Resolution
Designation of Representatives to the Biological Advisory Team and the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Hays County Habitat Conservation Plan
January 25, 2007

I. Executive Summary: This item would designate Craig Farquhar as the TPWD representative to the Biological Advisory Team (BAT) of the Hays County Habitat Conservation Plan (HCHCP), and would designate Kathy Boydston as the TPWD representative on the Citizens Advisory Committee of the HCHCP.

II. Discussion: Hays County is attempting to develop the HCHCP consistent with the provisions of Parks and Wildlife Code Chapter 83, Subchapter B, Habitat Protection by Political Subdivisions. Compliance with Chapter 83 requires the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Parks and Wildlife Code §83.016 requires the TPW Commission to appoint a representative to the CAC. TPWD staff recommends Kathy Boydston of the Wildlife Division to be the TPWD representative on the CAC.

Compliance with Chapter 83 also requires formation of a Biological Advisory Team (BAT), and requires the TPW Commission to appoint a TPWD representative to the BAT who serves as its presiding officer. TPWD staff recommends Craig Farquhar of the Wildlife Division to be the TPWD representative and presiding officer on the BAT.

III. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopts by resolution (Exhibit A) the appointment of Craig Farquhar of the Wildlife Division to be TPWD's representative on the HCHCP Biological Advisory Team, and the appointment of Kathy Boydston of the Wildlife Division to be TPWD's representative on the HCHCP Citizens Advisory Committee."

Attachments – 1

  1. Exhibit A – Resolution

Commission Agenda Item No. 12
Exhibit A

Resolution
Designation of Representatives to the Biological Advisory Team and the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Hays County Habitat Conservation Plan

Whereas, Hays County is attempting to develop the Hays County Habitat Conservation Plan (HCHCP) consistent with the provisions of Parks and Wildlife Code Chapter 83, Subchapter B, Habitat Protection by Political Subdivisions;

Whereas, pursuant to Chapter 83 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and a Biological Advisory Team (BAT) will be formed in connection with the development of the HCHCP;

Whereas, Chapter, 83, Texas Parks and Wildlife Code requires the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to appoint a representative to the CAC;

Whereas, Chapter, 83, Texas Parks and Wildlife Code requires the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to appoint at least one representative to the BAT, and choose the presiding officer of the BAT;

Now therefore be it resolved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission that Craig Farquhar of TPWD's Wildlife Division is appointed to be TPWD's representative and presiding officer on the HCHCP Biological Advisory Team, and Kathy Boydston of the Wildlife Division is appointed to be TPWD's representative on the HCHCP Citizens Advisory Committee.

In official recognition hereof, we hereby affix our signatures as approved this 25th day of January 2007.

  • Joseph B. C. Fitzsimons, Chairman
  • Donato D. Ramos, Vice-Chairman
  • Mark E. Bivins, Member
  • J. Robert Brown, Member
  • T. Dan Friedkin, Member
  • Ned S. Holmes, Member
  • Peter M. Holt, Member
  • Philip Montgomery III, Member
  • John D. Parker, Member
The State of Texas
County of Travis

I, the undersigned Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, do hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a true, full, and correct copy of a resolution adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission of the State of Texas on the 25th day of January 2007.

Executed under my hand and seal of said Commission on this the 25th day of January 2007.


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