EAA Website, Video Explain Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP)

From Elizabeth Smith, Edwards Aquifer Authority
San Antonio, Aug. 14, 2012

A new website and video developed by the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) help explain the purpose and goals of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP), which is currently under review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The website www.eahcp.org went live August 3, 2012, and features helpful background information on the development of the EAHCP, its history, mission and goals, including a new informational video.

The EAHCP is designed to protect various species listed as threatened or endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act and whose only known habitats are the aquifer-fed Comal and San Marcos springs ecosystems. If the USFWS approves the EAHCP, it will result in the issuance of an incidental take permit that will protect Edwards groundwater users from liability in the event incidental harm due to aquifer use comes to the threatened or endangered species protected by the Endangered Species Act. USFWS could approve the EAHCP by the end of 2012.

For more information or to view the video, go to www.eahcp.org.