Regulations Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.
May 25, 2011

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX  78744

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
    • Migratory Game Bird Update
    • Amendments to Oyster Proclamation regarding Daily Sack Limits and Time Closures – Request Permission to Publish Proposed Changes in the Texas Register
    • Amendments to the Commercial Nongame Proclamation – Sale of Protected Nongame Animals – Request Permission to Publish Proposed Changes in the Texas Register
    Staff:  Carter Smith
  2. Public Lands Proclamation – Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes and Public Hunting Lands Approval (Action Item No. 3)
    • Regulation Clarifications
    • Establishment of an Open Season on Public Hunting Lands
    • Approval of Public Hunting Activities on State Parks
    Staff:  Linda Campbell

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter:  Carter Smith

Regulations Committee
Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the
TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
May 25, 2011

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 Regulations Committee on TPWD’s recent progress in achieving the Plan’s goals, objectives and deliverables as they relate to the Regulations 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









































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