Conservation Committee
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.
May 26, 2010

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas

Commissioner Mark E. Bivins, Committee Chair
Scott Boruff, Committee Liaison

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
    Staff:  Carter Smith
    • Prescribed Burns on Agency Land
    • Fire Cooperatives Establishment
    • Large Mouth Bass Research Study
    • Turtle Excluder Device (TED) Patrols
    • Federal Review Process for San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site Projects
  2. Land Acquisition – Uvalde County – 110 Acres at Garner State Park – Permission to Begin the Public Notice and Input Process
    Staff:  Corky Kuhlmann
  3. Grant Easement – Parker County – 0.2 Acre at Lake Mineral Wells Trailway (Action Item No. 8)
    Staff:  Corky Kuhlmann
  4. Purchase Utility Easement – Bastrop County – 1/10th Acre at Buescher State Park (Action Item No. 7)
    Staff:  Corky Kuhlmann
  5. Acceptance of Land Donation – Hidalgo County – 1 Acre at the Taormina and Chapote Units of the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area (Action Item No. 9)
    Staff:  Corky Kuhlmann

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter:  Carter Smith

Conservation Committee
Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the
TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
May 26, 2010

 I.      Executive Summary:  Executive Director Carter Smith 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 2002, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) adopted the first Plan.  A revised Plan was adopted by the Commission in January 2005.  In November 2009, the Commission approved a new Plan effective January 1, 2010.  The 2010 Plan is available on the TPWD web site.  Executive Director Carter Smith will update the Conservation Committee on TPWD’s recent progress in achieving the Plan’s goals, objectives and deliverables as they relate to the Conservation Committee.

The Plan consists of the following four goals:

  1. Practice, Encourage and Enable Science-based Stewardship of Natural and Cultural Resources
  2. Increase Access To and Participation In the Outdoors
  3. Educate, Inform and Engage Texas Citizens in Support of Conservation and Recreation
  4. Employ Efficient, Sustainable and Sound Business Practices

Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter:  Corky Kuhlmann

Conservation Committee
Land Acquisition – Uvalde County
Garner State Park 
May 26, 2010

I.       Executive Summary:  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is in negotiations with a private landowner for the acquisition of a 110 acre tract as an addition to Garner State Park.

II.          Discussion:  TPWD staff is currently in negotiations with a private landowner for the acquisition of an approximate 110-acre tract of land (Tract) adjacent to the southern end of Garner State Park (Park) having a half mile of common boundary and approximately 2200 feet of US Highway 83 frontage.  The addition of this tract will straighten the southern boundary, is well suited for primitive camping and hiking, and can be managed by current staff.

Staff would like to begin the process of providing public notice and obtaining public input regarding a proposed acquisition of an approximate 110-acre tract as an addition to Garner State Park.

Attachments — 3

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

Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Exhibit A

Location Map
Uvalde County 
Garner State Park


Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map
Garner State Park


Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Exhibit C

Site Map
Garner State Park


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