Presenters: Corky Kuhlmann

Commission Agenda Item No. 19
Action
Land Acquisition - Uvalde County
Garner State Park
January 28, 2010

I. Executive Summary: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has negotiated a contract of sale with a private landowner for the acquisition of a 177.12-acre tract of land as an addition to Garner State Park.

II. Discussion: TPWD has entered into a contract of sale with a private landowner for the acquisition of an approximate 177.12 acre tract of land (Tract) adjacent to the southern end of Garner State Park (Park) having close to a mile of common fence line. This Tract will include the acquisition of a Frio River Bluff known as Old Baldy, one of the most scenic spots adjacent to the Park and a hiking trail to the peak of the bluff. In addition, the Tract is suited for primitive camping and hiking and can be managed by current staff.

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

"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the Executive Director to take all necessary steps to acquire a 177.12-acre tract of land as an addition to Garner State Park."

Attachments - 3

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

Commission Agenda Item No. 19
Exhibit A

Location Map
Uvalde County
Garner State Park

Location of Uvalde County in relation to the State of Texas

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Corky Kuhlmann.


Commission Agenda Item No. 19
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map
Garner State Park

Vicinity of Garner State Park

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Corky Kuhlmann.


Commission Agenda Item No. 19
Exhibit C

Site Map
Garner State Park

Location of proposed acquisition in relation to Garner State Park

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Corky Kuhlmann.


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