Ecological Services
Southwest Region
 

Welcome to the Austin Ecological Services Field Office website. Our office works to protect species that are federally listed as endangered or threatened as well as species that are candidates for Federal listing within a 74-county area that spans from central to west Texas. We also provide technical and financial assistance to non-Federal landowners seeking to promote stewardship of Federal trust resources, such as migratory birds, interjurisdictional fish, and wetlands.

RECENT NEWS

(August 7, 2015) Service Approves Special Rule for Georgetown Salamander

(July 7, 2015) Service Proposes Adding Austin Blind Salamader to the Barton Springs Salamander Recovery Plan

(June 1, 2015) Service Issues 90-Day Finding on Bone Cave Harvestman Delisting Petition

(May 13, 2015) CEMEX Construction Materials South Submits Draft Habitat Conservation Plan

(April 9, 2015) Service Announces Revised Special Rule for Georgetown Salamander

(February 20, 2015) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams with Conservation Partners to Launch Campaign to Save Beleaguered Monarch Butterfly, Engage Millions of Americans

(January 20, 2015) Public Meetings Scheduled on the Southern Edwards Plateau draft Habitat Conservation Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement

(December 19, 2014) City of San Antonio and Bexar County Develop Draft Plan to Conserve Nine Federally Listed Species Compatible with Regional Development

(December 18, 2014) Anaqua Springs Ranch, Inc. Submits Draft Anderson Tract HCP, Bexar County, Texas

(December 1, 2014) Public Hearing for Proposal to Designate Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo to be Held in Sacramento, CA

(November 18, 2014) Service Announces Public Scoping Process for the Proposed Issuance of a Permit to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

(November 10, 2014) Service to Re-open Public Comment Period an Additional 60 Days for the Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Critical Habitat Proposal

(October 3, 2014) Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Receives Federal Protection under the Endangered Species Act

(September 9, 2014) Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $35 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts

(August 15, 2014) Service Proposes Designation of Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

(August 13, 2014) Service Determines That The Warton’s Cave Meshweaver Does Not Warrant Protection Under The Endangered Species Act

(April 11, 2014) Service announces availability of a new web mapper for viewing karst zones, designated critical habitat, and karst fauna regions for nine endangered karst invertebrates in Bexar County, Texas

(March 5, 2014) Public Scoping Meeting Notice: Environmental Assessment Regarding Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit to the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District

(February 21, 2014) Service Announces Listing of Georgetown and Salado Salamanders As Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

(January 17, 2014) Service Approves Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan

(January 16, 2014) Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program Receives 2013 Partners in Conservation Award

(January 7, 2014) Service Reopens Comment Period on Listing Proposal for
Georgetown and Salado Salamanders

(October 23, 2013) Service Revises Critical Habitat for Three Endangered Comal Invertebrates

(September 16, 2013) Service Approves Amendment to the Barton Springs Pool Habitat Conservation Plan

(August 20, 2013) Austin Blind and Jollyville Plateau Salamanders Protected Under the Endangered Species Act and Final Decisions for Georgetown and Salado Salamanders Extended for Six Months

(July 9, 2013) Service Boosts State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts with $32 Million in Grants

(July 9, 2013) Service Protects Six West Texas Invertebrates

(June 27, 2013) Service Awards Grants to 28 States to Work on Deadly Bat Disease

(May 28, 2013) Service Director Dan Ashe Recognizes Importance of Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan in Texas (see page 2)

(May 2, 2013) Service Announces Availability of Draft Economic Analysis for Three Endangered Comal Invertebrates

(April 2013) Texas House and Senate Pass Resolutions Lauding the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program

(February 15, 2013) Service Approves Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program Incidental Take Permit

(February 5, 2013) Notice of Availability: Draft Economic Analysis (DEA) for the Proposed Critical Habitat for Six West Texas Invertebrate Species

(June 7, 2012) Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Corporation HCP

(May 13, 2012) Hays County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan

(January 30, 2012) Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit for Maintenance and Construction Activities for Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC

(October 27, 2011) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Recovery of the Concho Water Snake

(October 6, 2011) Service Determines Five Central Texas Mussel Species Warrant Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

(October 6, 2011) Service Announces the Availability of a Draft Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment; Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

(September 27, 2011) Service Determines that Three Moth Species Do Not Warrant Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

(August 9, 2011) Service Determines the Nueces River and Plateau Shiners Do Not Warrant Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

(May 13, 2011) Hays County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan (RHCP)

 

Golden-cheeked warbler in evergreen branch
Photo credit - U.S. FWS

 

 

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Last updated: August 7, 2015