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USFWS Approves City of San Antonio and Bexar County
Plan to Conserve Nine Federally Listed Species
Habitat Conservation Plan will minimize impacts from development

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the approval of the Southern Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan (SEP HCP) and incidental take permit covering commercial and residential development and infrastructure projects in the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas. Landowners and developers who have projects impacting nine federally protected threatened and endangered species and their habitat now have a streamlined process for complying with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County will conduct public meetings in Helotes, Texas and Kerrville, Texas, to obtain comments on the Southern Edwards Plateau draft Habitat Conservation Plan (dHCP), draft Environmental Impact Statement (dEIS) and an incidental take permit application. Public meetings are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at each location. The dates and locations for the public meetings are:

The USFWS has published the Notice of Availability of the draft Environmental Impact Statement which has been prepared to evaluate the permit application in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; NEPA). The USFWS had made the permit application package, including the dHCP and dEIS, available for public review and comment.



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