GCWA Scientific Permitting FAQs

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GCWA Scientific Permitting FAQs

The purpose of this document is to address common concerns and frequently asked questions regarding the scientific permit processing and reporting issues for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) section 10(a)(1)(A) permit holders authorized for conducting presence/absence surveys and research activities for the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler (GCWA).

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A collage of twenty-six photos of animals, staff doing field work, and landscapes that Austin ecological services field office is responsible for.
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