become a stakeholder

The Stakeholders Group is composed of and open to the entire community interested in the development of the SEP-HCP, and is regularly invited to participate in the creation of the conservation plan by receiving meeting notices, project updates, and other communications from the project team.

Sign up to be a part of the Stakeholders Group by registering for the email notice list on the HOME PAGE.

open meetings

All meetings of the CAC and BAT are open to the public, with agendas and backup materials posted on the committees section of this website in advance of the meeting. Keep up with the latest information by checking the NEWS & EVENTS page to find notices for upcoming meetings and other events.

public hearings and comment periods

The National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") prescribes a detailed process to solicit public input on a proposed habitat conservation plan. The first public hearing and comment period will request input on the scope of environmental issues to address when evaluating the potential impacts of the plan on the human and natural environment. A second formal public hearing and comment period will be scheduled after the final draft plan is submitted to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Each of these opportunities for public comment will be noticed in advance on this website, in local newspapers, by email to the Stakeholders Group, and other venues. Your comments submitted during these formal comment periods will become part of the official administrative record for the project.

contact us

The SEP-HCP is being developed for the benefit of the citizens of south central Texas to conserve the regions special natural resources for future generations and to facilitate compliance with the Endangered Species Act. Public input is an essential part of the planning process. Please contact us at anytime during the process by submitting written comments or questions. Contact information is listed on the CONTACT US page.