Presenter: Wendy Gordon

Commission Agenda Item No. 9
Action
Designation of Representative to the Biological Advisory Team
of the Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan
Resolution
January 22, 2009

I. Executive Summary: This item would designate Terry Turney as the TPWD representative to the Biological Advisory Team of the Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan (CCRHCP).

II. Discussion: Comal County is developing the CCRHCP consistent with the provisions of Parks and Wildlife Code Chapter 83, Subchapter B, Habitat Protection by Political Subdivisions. Compliance with Chapter 83 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 Terry Turney 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 Terry Turney of the Wildlife Division to be TPWD's representative on the CCRHCP Biological Advisory Team."

Attachments - 1

  1. Exhibit A - Resolution

Commission Agenda Item No. 9
Exhibit A

Resolution
Designation of Representative to the Biological Advisory Team
of the Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan

Whereas, Comal County is developing the Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan (CCRHCP) 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 Biological Advisory Team (BAT) will be formed in connection with the development of the CCRHCP;

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:

Terry Turney of the Wildlife Division is appointed to be TPWD's representative and presiding officer on the CCRHCP Biological Advisory Team.

In official recognition of the adoption of this resolution in a lawfully called public meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, we hereby affix our signatures this 22nd day of January 2009.

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Peter M. Holt, Chairman

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T. Dan Friedkin, Vice-Chairman

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Mark E. Bivins, Member

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J. Robert Brown, Member

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Ralph H. Duggins, Member

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Antonio Falcon M.D., Member

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Karen J. Hixon, Member

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Margaret Martin, Member

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John D. Parker, Member


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