Presenters: Ted Hollingsworth

Commission Agenda Item No. 10
Action
Land Donation - Bexar County
Government Canyon State Natural Area
November 6, 2008

I. Executive Summary: An adjacent landowner would like to donate 2.6 acres of land to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for addition to the Government Canyon State Natural Area (SNA) in Bexar County.

II. Discussion: Government Canyon SNA is an 8,622-acre facility just outside San Antonio. Most of the SNA lies within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, and facility development is minimal. Because of adjacent development, few opportunities exist to expand the area beyond its present boundaries.

The owner of an adjacent tract of undeveloped land desires to donate 2.6 acres to TPWD. This is the portion of his tract which lies within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. It could not be developed, but would increase the buffer between the recreational and conservation areas of the property and future adjacent development. Management of the donated land would require no further funding or staff effort.

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

"The Executive Director is authorized to take all necessary steps to accept the donation of 2.6 acres of land in Bexar County for addition to Government Canyon State Natural Area."

Attachments - 3

  1. Exhibit A - Locator Map
  2. Exhibit B - Vicinity Map
  3. Exhibit C - Site Map

Commission Agenda Item No. 10
Exhibit A

Locator Map for Government Canyon State Natural Area, Bexar County

Location of Government Canyon State Natural Area, Bexar County in relation to the State of Texas

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


Commission Agenda Item No. 10
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map for Government Canyon State Natural Area, Bexar County

Location of Government Canyon State Natural Area, Bexar County in relation to the San Antonio, TX

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


Commission Agenda Item No. 10
Exhibit C

Site Map Showing Location of Subject 2.6 Acres

Location of subject 2.6 acres in relation to Government Canyon State Park and the park entrance

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


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