Conservation Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 am, April 4, 2007

Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Land and Water Plan Update
    Staff: Robert Cook
  2. Land Donation – Brewster County – Black Gap Wildlife Management Area – Acceptance of Inholdings Purchased by the Texas Bighorn Society and Donated to TPWD (Action Item No. 7)
    Staff: Ted Hollingsworth
  3. Land Donation – Bastrop County – Acceptance of 36.245 Acres at Bastrop State Park (Action Item No. 8)
    Staff: Corky Kuhlmann
  4. Grant of Access Easement for M. D. Anderson Science Park – Bastrop County – Buescher State Park (Action Item No. 9)
    Staff: Ann Bright, Corky Kuhlmann
  5. Land Purchase – Presidio County – Acquisition of 40 Acres at Big Bend Ranch State Park (Action Item No. 10)
    Staff: Corky Kuhlmann
  6. Acquisition of Outstanding Property Interests – Tom Green County – San Angelo Fish Hatchery (Action Item No. 11)
    Staff: Ann Bright, Phil Durocher, Corky Kuhlmann
  7. Granting of Easement - Nueces County - Mustang Island State Park (Action Item No. 12)
    Staff: Ted Hollingsworth
  8. Transfer of Property – Wood County – Governor Hogg Shrine State Historic Site – Permission to Begin the Public Notice and Input Process
    Staff: Ted Hollingsworth

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter: Robert L. Cook

Conservation Committee
Land and Water Plan Update
April 4, 2007

I. Executive Summary: Executive Director Robert L. Cook will briefly update the Commission on the status of the agency's efforts to implement the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (the Plan).

II. Discussion: In 2001, the 77th Texas Legislature directed that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) develop a Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Tex. Park & Wild. Code §11.104). In November 2002, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) adopted the first Plan. A revised Plan was adopted by the Commission in January 2005. The Plan is available on the TPWD web site. Executive Director Robert L. Cook will update the Conservation Committee on TPWD's recent progress in achieving the Plan's Goals and Objectives as they relate to the Conservation Committee.

The Plan consists of 8 Goals and a total of 56 Objectives. The Goals stated in the Plan are as follows:


Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth

Conservation Committee
Land Donation – Brewster County
Black Gap Wildlife Management Area
(Acceptance of Inholdings Purchased
by the Texas Bighorn Society and
Donated to TPWD)
April 4, 2007

Please Refer to Action Item No. 7


Committee Agenda Item No. 3
Presenter: Corky Kuhlmann

Conservation Committee
Land Donation – Bastrop County
Acceptance of 36.245 Acres at Bastrop State Park
April 4, 2007

Please Refer to Action Item No. 8


Committee Agenda Item No. 4
Presenter: Ann Bright
Corky Kuhlmann

Conservation Committee
Grant of Access Easement for
M. D. Anderson Science Park
Bastrop County – Buescher State Park
April 4, 2007

Please Refer to Action Item No. 9


Committee Agenda Item No. 5
Presenter: Corky Kuhlmann

Conservation Committee
Land Purchase – Presidio County
Acquisition of 40 Acres at Big Bend Ranch State Park
April 4, 2007

Please Refer to Action Item No. 10


Committee Agenda Item No. 6
Presenter: Ann Bright
Phil Durocher
Corky Kuhlmann

Conservation Committee
Acquisition of Outstanding Property Interests
Tom Green County – San Angelo Fish Hatchery
April 4, 2007

Please Refer to Action Item No. 11


Committee Agenda Item No. 7
Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth

Conservation Committee
Granting of Easement - Nueces County
Mustang Island State Park
April 4, 2007

Please Refer to Action Item No. 12


Committee Agenda Item No. 8
Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth

Conservation Committee
Transfer of Property – Wood County
Governor Hogg Shrine State Historic Site
April 4, 2007

I. Executive Summary: The Quitman Heritage Foundation (Foundation) requests transfer of two buildings, the Stinson Home and Honeymoon Cottage, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to the Foundation, completing TPWD divestiture of the Governor Hogg Shrine State Historic Site.

II. Discussion: The Governor Hogg Shrine State Historic Site was transferred to the City of Quitman in 1998, except for two structures, the ownership and maintenance of which was retained by TPWD. The Foundation requests transfer of the buildings to them for maintenance, operation and development of public use. The City of Quitman concurs with the Foundation's request.

Staff finds these buildings no longer serve the purpose intended by their acquisition, and divestiture to be in the best interest of TPWD. This action will complete the transfer of the Governor Hogg Shrine State Historic Site (now called the Governor Hogg Shrine Park) to qualified local entities, and is consistent with the intent of the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan.

Upon concurrence of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, staff will publish notice, conduct a local public hearing and solicit public input regarding the proposed transfer, with the intention of returning to the Commission in May with a final recommendation and action item.

Attachments – 1
  1. Exhibit A – Site Map

Committee Agenda Item No. 8
Exhibit A

Location Map for Governor Hogg Shrine Park in Quitman

Location of Governor Hogg Shrine Park in relation to the state of Texas

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Ted Hollingsworth.


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