Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Presenter: Corky Kuhlmann

Action
Land Acquisition—Cochran County
Yoakum Dunes Preserve
November 7, 2013

I.       Executive Summary:  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has been offered approximately 1,640 acres of land as an addition to Yoakum Dunes Preserve (YDP).

II.          Discussion:  TPWD has been given a donation that will be matched with Federal funds for use to acquire Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) habitat, to be added to YDP, which was created as a safe haven for lesser prairie chickens, whose habitat beyond the preserve faces pressure from energy development and fragmentation of the land, increased conversion of native grassland to cropland and unsustainable grazing.

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 1,640 acres of land in Cochran County as an addition to Yoakum Dunes Preserve.”

Attachments—3

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

Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Exhibit A

Cochran County

Cochran County


Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map
Yoakum Dunes Preserve

Vicinity Map 
- Yoakum Dunes Preserve


Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Exhibit C

Site Map

Site Map


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