Commission Agenda Item No. 7
Presenter: Corky Kuhlmann

Action
Land Acquisition – Nacogdoches County
Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area
March 28, 2013

I. Executive Summary: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff (TPWD) has negotiated the acquisition of approximately 50 acres of land as an addition to the Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

II. Discussion: The property is 50 percent scrub-shrub swamp and 50 percent bottomland hardwoods adjacent to Alazan Bayou WMA. It is an important adjacent property with significant wetland values. The tract provides foraging habitat for Mallards, Wood Ducks and other dabbling ducks, and is utilized as brood habitat for Wood Ducks. Habitat is identical to the WMA side with important moist soil plants in the swamp and bottomland oaks on the more upland areas that provide food sources for waterfowl and other species. It will provide additional public hunting opportunity to TPWD constituents. Acquisition of the property would preserve the bottomland habitat from fragmentation and/or agricultural use.

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 approximately 50 acres in Nacogdoches County for addition to Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area.”

Attachments – 3

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

Commission Agenda Item No. 7
Exhibit A

Location of Alazan Bayou WMA
Nacogdoches County

Location of Alazan Bayou WMA - Nacogdoches County


Commission Agenda Item No. 7
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map
Alazan Bayou WMA

Vicinity Map - Alazan Bayou WMA


Commission Agenda Item No. 7
Exhibit C

Site Map

Site Map



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