August 21, 2019. Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission Meeting, August 21-22, 2019. Manage My Subscriptions, archive  FWP Headquarters - Video Conference Meeting - Helena. Presenter: Dr. Andy Schwartz, Texas State Veterinarian, Texas Animal Health Commission . (F) The department has determined that because the rules as proposed do not impose a cost on regulated persons, it is not necessary to repeal or amend any existing rule. The Texas Wildlife Association is a statewide membership organization that serves Texas wildlife and its habitat, while protecting property rights, hunting heritage, and the conservation efforts of those who value and steward wildlife resources. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. 2020; 2019; 2018 ; 2017; Testifying at Fish and Wildlife Commission meetings. Comments also may be submitted via the department’s website at https://www.tpwd.texas.gov/business/feedback/public_comment/. (D) The department has determined that Government Code, §2001.0225 (Regulatory Analysis of Major Environmental Rules), does not apply to the proposed rule. account_circle  (G) In compliance with the requirements of Government Code, §2001.0221, the department has prepared the following Government Growth Impact Statement (GGIS). Bob Sweeney, Work Session Executive Summary: With this item, the staff seeks permission to publish proposed amendments to rules governing boater education in the Texas Register for public comment. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $3.81 million dollars in grants to fund 22 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state. Finally, the proposal would eliminate subsection (g), which is unnecessary because the provision applies only to persons who are exempt from mandatory boater education requirements by age. FWP Headquarters - Helena. I. The West Indian manatee was removed from the federal list of endangered species effective May 5, 2017 (82 FR 16668) and simultaneously placed on the federal list of threatened species. Skip to Content. Gov. Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation works hard to ensure the continued vitality of our lands, waters, and wildlife for the benefit of all Texans. Executive Summary: With this item, the staff seeks permission to publish proposed amendments to regulations governing passive fishing gear (gear that is typically left unattended, such as jug lines, throwlines, trotlines, etc.) Agenda available at https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Commission/2019/January/PWC-Agenda-Jan-2019.pdf The proposed amendment to §65.176, concerning Endangered Species, would remove the Black-capped vireo, Humpback whale and West Indian manatee from the list of endangered species while adding three species of fish, five species of whales, and one species of mussel. Accordingly, the department has not prepared a regulatory flexibility analysis under Government Code, Chapter 2006. When available, transcripts will be posted in the TPW Commission Meeting archives. dec 11, 2014. The NatureServe protocol assesses species according to a set of 10 biological and external factors that may affect their persistence, including Population Size, Range Extent, Area of Occupancy, Number of Occurrences, Number of Occurrences or Percent of Area Occupied with Good Viability/Ecological Integrity, Environmental Specificity, Assigned Overall Threat Impact, Intrinsic Vulnerability, and Long-term and Short-term Trends in population size or area. The proposed amendment also would add language to clarify that a species automatically receives state protection as an endangered species under state law in Texas if it is indigenous to Texas and listed by the federal government as endangered and would place three categories of organisms (molluscs, crustacea, aquatic animals) under a single heading (“aquatic invertebrates),” which is taxonomically more accurate. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (the department) proposes amendments to §65.175 and §65.176, concerning Threatened and Endangered Nongame Species. The following species are hereby designated as threatened species: MAMMALS Louisiana Black Bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) Black Bear (Ursus americanus) White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica) [Southern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus ega)] Spotted bat (Euderma maculatum) Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator) Coues’ Rice Rat (Oryzomys couesi) Palo Duro Mouse (Peromyscus truei comanche), Tawny-bellied Cotton Rat (Sigmodon fulviventer) Gervais’ Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon europaeus) Goose-beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris) Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps) Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia simus) Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens) Short-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata) Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis), [Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)] Common Black-hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus) Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum) Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum) Mexican Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) Northern Beardless-tyrannulet(Camptostoma imberbe) Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi Bachman’s Sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis) Texas Botteri’s Sparrow (Peucaea botterii texana) Arizona Botteri’s Sparrow (Peucaea botterii arizonae), Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis), Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) Cagle’s Map Turtle (Graptemys caglei) Chihuahuan Mud Turtle (Kinosternon hirtipes murrayi) Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri) [Reticulated Gecko (Coleonyx reticulatus)] [Reticulate Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus reticulatus)] Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) Mountain Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi), Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (Secloporus arenicolus), Scarlet Snake (Cemophora coccinea copei, C. c. lineri) Black-striped Snake (Coniophanes imperialis) [Texas Indigo Snake (Drymarchon melanurus)] Speckled Racer Drymobius margaritiferus) Northern Cat-eyed Snake (Leptodeira septentrionalis septentrionalis) Louisiana Pine Snake (Pituophis ruthveni) Brazos Water Snake (Nerodia harteri), Concho Water Snake (Nerodia paucimaculata), Smooth Green Snake (Liochlorophis vernalis) Trans-Pecos Black-headed Snake (Tantilla cucullata) [Chihuahuan Desert Lyre Snake (Trimorphodon vilkinsonii)] [Timber (Canebrake) Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)], Salado Springs Salamander (Eurycea chisholmensis), San Marcos Salamander (Eurycea nana) Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia), Blanco Blind Salamander (Eurycea robusta), Cascade Caverns Salamander (Eurycea latitans) Jollyville Plateau Salamander (Eurycea tonkawae), Comal Blind Salamander (Eurycea tridentifera) Black-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus meridionalis) South Texas Siren (large form) (Siren sp.1) Mexican Tree Frog (Smilisca baudinii) White-lipped Frog (Leptodactylus fragilis) Sheep Frog (Hypopachus variolosus) Mexican Burrowing Toad (Rhinophrynus dorsalis), Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), Oceanic Whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus), Mexican Stoneroller (Campostoma ornatum) Rio Grande Chub (Gila pandora) Blue Sucker (Cycleptus elongatus) Creek Chubsucker (Erimyzon oblongus) Toothless Blindcat (Trogloglanis pattersoni) Widemouth Blindcat (Satan eurystomus) Conchos Pupfish (Cyprinodon eximius) Pecos Pupfish (Cyprinodon pecosensis) Rio Grande Darter (Etheostoma grahami) Blackside Darter (Percina maculata) [Opossum Pipefish (Microphis brachyurus)] River Goby (Awaous banana) Mexican Goby (Ctenogobius claytonii) San Felipe Gambusia (Gambusia clarkhubbsi) Blotched Gambusia (Gambusia senilis) Devils River Minnow (Dionda diaboli) Arkansas River Shiner (Notropis girardi) Bluehead Shiner (Pteronotropis hubbsi) Chihuahua Shiner (Notropis chihuahua) Bluntnose Shiner (Notropis simus) Proserpine Shiner (Cyprinella proserpina), Arkansas River Speckled Chub (Macrohybopsis tetranema), Red River Pupfish (Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis), Medina Roundnose Minnow (Dionda nigrotaeniata), AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES    False spike (Quadrula mitchelli) [Golden orb (Quadrula aurea)] Louisiana Pigtoe (Pleurobema ridellii) Mexican fawnsfoot (Truncilla cognata) Salina mucket (Potamilus metnecktayi) Sandbank pocketbook (Lampsilis satura) [Smooth pimpleback (Quadrula houstonensis)] Southern hickorynut (Obovaria jacksoniana) Texas fatmucket (Lampsilis bracteata) Texas fawnsfoot (Truncilla macrodon) Texas heelsplitter (Potamilus amphichaenus) [Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii)] Texas pigtoe (Fusconaia askewi) Texas pimpleback (Quadrula petrina) [Triangle pigtoe (Fusconaia lananensis)], Caroline’s Springs Pyrg (Pyrgulopsis ignota), Limpia Creek Spring Snail (Pyrgulopsis davisi), Presidio County Spring Snail (Pyrgulopsis metcalfi), Texas Troglobitic Water Slater (Lirceolus smithii), Brazos Heelsplitter (Potamilus streckersoni). The Conservation Status Assessment protocol developed by NatureServe (Faber-Langendoen et al., 2012) is widely used across North America by the network of state Natural Heritage Programs, many state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations (Master, 1991). Your contact information is used to deliver requested updates or to access your subscriber preferences. In 2002, the Commission adopted the first plan. The largest breeding population of mountain lions in Texas occurs in the Trans Pecos region where there are large undeveloped tracts of land. Learn how you can support this new North Texas state park! Gear tags are valid for 4[10] days after date set out. 4.4, Adopted. Therefore, neither the economic impact statement nor the regulatory flexibility analysis described in Government Code, Chapter 2006, is required. Rec. A species that is indigenous to the state of Texas and listed by the federal government as endangered automatically receives state protection as an endangered species under Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 68, and the presence or absence of that species in this section does not affect that status. Accordingly, the department has not prepared a regulatory flexibility analysis under Government Code, Chapter 2006. (iii) for non-commercial purposes that is not marked with a float of any color other than orange that is less than six inches in length and three inches in diameter. Presenter: Direct the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to formally establish an internal audit subcommittee. (23) Gear tag — A tag constructed of material as durable as the device to which it is attached. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Conservation Status Assessment protocol developed by NatureServe (Faber-Langendoen et al., 2012) is widely used across North America by the network of state Natural Heritage Programs, many state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations (Master, 1991). (g) In addition to those exemptions established in Parks and Wildlife Code, §31.110, and authorized in §31.108(b), persons who have successfully completed a "voluntary boater education course" previously administered or approved by the department are exempt from the requirements established in this subchapter. | See temporary closures and business changes, Texas Indigo Snake (Drymarchon melanurus). The Blue whale was listed as endangered by the U.S. Agendas and transcripts are grouped by fiscal year. (c) The course is successfully completed when the student[:], [(1) attends at least six hours of training;], [(2) is evaluated by the instructor as acceptable in attitude, knowledge and skill; and]. (3) In addition to the examination or course fee described in paragraph (2) of this subsection, an agent may charge and keep a service fee [in an amount established in a fee schedule approved by the director, which shall not exceed $25]. Executive Summary:  CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CenterPoint) may request the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (Commission) grant an easement for the crossing of the Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area (WMA) by an electric transmission line. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit an agent from providing and charging a fee for enhanced content. As required by Government Code, §2006.002(g), the Office of the Attorney General has prepared guidelines to assist state agencies in determining a proposed rule’s potential adverse economic impact on small and microbusinesses and rural communities. Fish and Wildlife Service effective September 3, 2014 (79 FR 45274). and cookie statement. Meetings … EDUCATION/ OUTREACH: PRE-FUNCTION FOYER ROOM 3 . Parks and Wildlife Code, §31.108 allows the department to appoint agents to administer a boater education course or course equivalency examination. In November 2009, the Commission approved a new plan, effective January 1, 2010, that included broad input from stakeholders and the general public. Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meetings Dates, Agendas, and Transcripts. (G) In compliance with the requirements of Government Code, §2001.0221, the department has prepared the following Government Growth Impact Statement (GGIS). 17 Fish and Wildlife Service effective April 7, 2008 (73 FR 12024) and has been documented as occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas Water Safety Act (Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 31), requires persons born after September 1, 1993 to complete an approved boater education course before legally being able to operate a vessel of more than 15 horsepower, a windblown vessel of more than 14 feet in length, or a personal watercraft alone in public water. The department has begun using protocol to denote Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) for the department’s Texas Conservation Action Plan. Meeting Materials: https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/CommissionMeeting2019-7.aspx The amendments are proposed under Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 67, which authorizes the commission to establish any limits on the taking, possession, propagation, transportation, importation, exportation, sale, or offering for sale of nongame fish or wildlife that the department considers necessary to manage the species, and Chapter 68, which authorizes regulations necessary to administer the provisions of Chapter 68 and to attain its objectives, including regulations to govern the  publication and distribution of lists of species and subspecies of endangered fish or wildlife and their products and limitations on the capture, trapping, taking, or killing, or attempting to capture, trap, take, or kill, and the possession, transportation, exportation, sale, and offering for sale of endangered species. (ii) with invalid gear tags. Those guidelines state that an agency need only consider a proposed rule’s “direct adverse economic impacts” to small businesses and micro-businesses to determine if any further analysis is required. Section 31.108 requires agents to collect and forward to the department a $10 course or examination fee and allows agents to collect and retain a service fee. FWP Headquarters - Helena. (4)[(6)] The fee for obtaining a boater education deferral is $10. The rule as proposed, if adopted, will: (6) limit an existing regulation (by eliminating classroom components of boater education) but will not expand or repeal an existing regulation; Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Tim Spice, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas, 78744; (512) 389-8141 (email: tim.spice@tpwd.texas.gov). Remove the Black-capped vireo, Humpback whale, and West Indian manatee from the list of endangered species as a result of federal listing actions; Add Texas hornshell, Mexican blindcat, two species of minnows, five whales, and one species of plant to the state list of endangered species as a result of federal listing actions; Remove Bald eagle, Reticulate collared lizard, Reticulated gecko, Southern yellow bat, Chihuahuan Desert lyre snake, Smooth green snake, Texas indigo snake, Timber (Canebrake) rattlesnake, Triangle pigtoe, Golden orb, Smooth pimpleback, Opossum pipefish, from the state list of threatened species; and. Therefore, the proposed amendment would eliminate the requirement that a student attend at least six hours of training and be evaluated by an instructor. Discussion: In 2001, the 77th Texas Legislature directed that TPWD develop a Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Texas Parks and Wildlife Code section 11.104). Except as provided in paragraph (4) of this subsection, an, in an amount established in a fee schedule approved by the director, which shall not exceed $25. The buoy must have a gear tag attached[equipped with a gear tag]. The proposed changes would alter definitions and gear tag requirements for jug lines, minnow traps, perch traps, throwlines, and trotlines to facilitate the removal of abandoned fishing gear from public waters. Texas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentCommission Hearing Room4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX  78744, S. Reed Morian, Commission ChairCarter Smith, Executive Director, Approval of the Previous Minutes from the Commission Work Session held May 21, 2019, Work Session Item No. The plan consists of the following four goals: Work Session Item No. The Commission subsequently directed staff to develop proposed rules to address passive gears, such as additional identification requirements for gear tags, reduction of the period of validity for certain gear tags, and measures to increase the visibility of passive gears to boaters, swimmers, and enforcement personnel. account_circle  Under Parks and Wildlife Code, §12.1105, when unlawful fishing gear is seized by the department and the owner of the gear cannot be determined, the department is required to give notice of the seizure to a county court with jurisdiction and the county, and following a hearing in the court of jurisdiction, may destroy the gear. The proposed transmission line will or may run through Brazoria, Matagorda, and Wharton counties. A work session is usually held the day before regularly scheduled commission meetings. For use in fresh water only. The buoy must have a gear tag attached, (iii) for non-commercial purposes that is not marked with a float of any color other than orange that is less than six inches in length and three inches in diameter. Mountain lions are native to Texas and classified as a nongame species. Texas does not have permanent populations of this species, but individuals have been documented in Texas with increasing frequency during summer migrations; therefore, staff recommends that in addition to removing this species from the state endangered list that it be added to the state threatened list in order to afford protection to individuals that may appear in Texas as well as to prevent possible conflict and confusion with respect to its federal status as threatened. Manage My Subscriptions, archive  Components of a throwline may also include swivels, snaps, rubber and rigid support structures. Ted Hollingsworth, Work Session The proposed amendment also would eliminate the home study program, which the department has determined is not utilized enough to justify continuance and reword a provision governing the waiting period between examinations to make it clear that the provision applies to the equivalency examination and not a course examination. (9) Jugline. Work Session Item No. 612, Sec. The North Atlantic right whale was listed as endangered by the U.S. At the current time, the department maintains a single list of endangered plants that contains only those plants indigenous to Texas listed by the federal government as endangered. Commission Hearing Room Learn More. A threatened species is any species that the department has determined is likely to become endangered in the future. The NatureServe protocol assesses species according to a set of 10 biological and external factors that may affect their persistence, including: population size, range extent, area of occupancy, number of occurrences, number of occurrences or percent of area occupied with good viability/ecological integrity, environmental specificity, assigned overall threat impact, intrinsic vulnerability, and long-term and short-term trends in population size or area. The department has determined that there will be no direct economic impacts on small businesses, microbusinesses, or rural communities. PROPOSAL PREAMBLE. I. The National Recreational Trails Fund (NRTF) funds recreational trail construction, renovation and acquisition. Under current rules, gear tags are required to affixed to most fishing devices that are typically left unattended, such as trotlines. To do this, the 7 Commissioners meet 5 times each year to hear staff reports, consider rule proposals and conduct other Commission business. Gear tags must be attached within three feet of the first hook at each end of the trotline and are valid for 4[10] days after date set out, except on saltwater trotlines, a gear tag is not required to be dated; (v) with the main fishing line, [and] attached hooks, and stagings above the water’s surface. Meredith Longoria, Work Session The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting scheduled for March 25-26 has been canceled. They are minnows native to streams in the upper reaches of the Brazos River basin in northwestern Texas whose historical ranges have been reduced by more than 50 percent. Meredith Longoria, Nongame and Rare Species Program Leader, has determined that for each of the first five years the amendments as proposed are in effect, there will be no fiscal implications to state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the rules. [(3)] scores a minimum of 70% on a course exam prescribed by the department. The buoy must have a gear tag attached. The department has begun using protocol to denote Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) for the department’s Texas Conservation Action Plan. S. Reed Morian was appointed to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission by Governor Rick Perry in 2009 and reappointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015 to a six-year term which will expire on … 2, eff. Showing Potential Route for 345-kV Transmission Line Presenter: Chairman S. Reed Morian, Work Session The Guadalupe Fescue (Festuca ligulata) was listed as endangered by the U.S. Presenter: Those guidelines state that an agency need only consider a proposed rule’s direct adverse economic impacts to determine if any further analysis is required. feb 12, 2015. 11:00-11:45- Overview and Update on Fever Tick in Texas . Easement Route in Red, Work Session Item No. The legislator appointed as a member of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission shall serve in an ex-officio capacity, and his term expires at the time he ceases to hold his legislative office. Nearly extinct by 1990, it has experienced significant population rebound as a result of an intensive multi-state restoration and recovery effort. Commission Meetings The Florida Constitution authorizes the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to enact rules and regulations regarding the state's fish and wildlife resources. Additionally, the staff seeks to eliminate problematic internal administrative processes related to the assessment and collection of fees by third party providers of boater education courses. The November Commission meeting has adjourned. On the basis of this protocol, the staff has determined that the species being proposed for listing as state threatened species are species likely to become endangered in the future. (F) In compliance with the requirements of Government Code, §2001.0221, the department has prepared the following Government Growth Impact Statement (GGIS). It is unlawful to use a jugline: (A) with invalid gear tags. The Golden orb, Smooth pimpleback, and Texas pigtoe mussel have been reclassified as members of other protected taxa. PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING January 9-10, 2019 In accordance with the State Administrative Procedure Act, section 24-4-103, C.R.S., the Parks and Wildlife Commission gives notice that regulations will be considered for adoption at their next The department considers “direct economic impact“ to mean a requirement that would directly impose recordkeeping or reporting requirements; impose taxes or fees; result in lost sales or profits; adversely affect market competition; or require the purchase or modification of equipment or services. alter definitions to facilitate the seizure of abandoned passive gear as contraband; stipulate the dimensions and colors of floats required for various passive gears; and. (B) Under the provisions of Government Code, Chapter 2006, a state agency must prepare an economic impact statement and a regulatory flexibility analysis for a rule that may have an adverse economic effect on small businesses, micro-businesses, or rural communities. Ms. Longoria also has determined that for each of the first five years the rule as proposed is in effect: (A) The public benefit anticipated as a result of enforcing or administering the rule as proposed will be the protection of vulnerable species of indigenous plants, as well as regulations that are accurate and informative. Content of this site copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unless otherwise noted. The proposed amendments will not result of fiscal implications to any other units of state or local government. The proposed amendment would also rename one category of organisms, replacing “molluscs” with “aquatic invertebrates,” which is taxonomically more accurate. 7 I. Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Commission Meeting Friday December 6, 2019. The proposed amendment to §57.973, concerning Devices, Means, and Methods, would reduce the period of validity for a gear tag from 10 days to four days. Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. that is less than six inches in length and three inches in diameter, marked with a floating, visible buoy of any color other than orange that is not less than six inches in height and six inches in width. (2) A boater education deferral is valid for 15 consecutive days beginning on the date of purchase and ending at midnight of the 15th day following purchase. jan 15, 2015. Ken Kurzawski, Program Director, Inland Fisheries Division, has determined that for each of the first five years that the rules as proposed are in effect, there will be minimal fiscal implications to the department and county governments as a result of administering or enforcing the rules. Approximately 66 Acres at the Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area Direct TPWD to fully identify and prioritize the risks of all of the agency’s activities in its risk assessment process. Those guidelines state that an agency need only consider a proposed rule’s “direct adverse economic impacts” to small businesses and micro-businesses to determine if any further analysis is required. E-Newsletter Archive. The amendment is proposed under Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 88, which requires the department t to adopt regulations to provide for the identification and publication of lists of endangered, threatened, or protected plants. The proposed amendments would: II. 4.2, Adopted. The rule as proposed, if adopted, will: (6) expand, limit, or repeal an existing regulation (by adding a species to the state endangered species list); Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Ms. Meredith Longoria, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744; (512) 389-4410, email: meredith.longoria@tpwd.texas.gov or on the department website at www.tpwd.texas.gov. ), Little Aguja pondweed (Potamogeton clystocarpus), Gypsum scalebroom (Lepidospartum burgessi), Small-headed pipewort (Eriocaulon koernickiahum), Leoncita false foxglove (Agalinis calycina), Livermore sweet-cicely (Osmorhiza bipatriata), Work Session Item No. Become A Member Today Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) considers “members” synonymous with “donors;” TPWF does not have members as defined by the Texas Business Organizations Code. PROPOSAL PREAMBLE. These status ranks are used to define conservation priorities, influence development activities, and shape land management efforts by governmental agencies, conservation groups, industry, and private landowners. Until recently, there has been no standardized method for listing, down-listing, or de-listing native animal and plant species on TPWD’s lists of threatened species. | See temporary closures and business changes, Texas Farm and Ranch Land Conservation Program, August 21-22, 2019, Commission Meeting Agenda, Retirement and Service Award Presentations, ACTION – Commercial Nongame Permits and Miscellaneous Wildlife Division Permits – Refusal of Permit Issuance or Permit Renewal and Review of Agency Decision – Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes, (Comment on the Proposed Amendments to Miscellaneous Wildlife Division Permits), (Comment on the Refusal of Permit Issuance or Renewal Rules), ACTION – Amendment to Deer Breeder Regulations – Additional Testing Option(s) for Breeders to Regain Movement Qualified Status – Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes, ACTION – License Possession Rules Regarding Verification of Hunting and Fishing License Information – Implementation of Legislation Passed During the 86th Texas Legislature – Relating to House Bill 547 – Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes, (Comment on the Proposed Amendment for License Verification), ACTION – Sand and Gravel Program Rules Regarding Permit Requirements - Implementation of Legislation Passed During the 86th Texas Legislature – Relating to House Bill 2805 – Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes, (Comment on the Sand and Gravel Program Rules Regarding Permit Requirements), ACTION – Local Parks and Outreach Grants Scoring Rules – Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes, (Comment on the Proposed New Application Scoring Rules for Local Park Grants), ACTION – Exchange of Easements – El Paso County – Approximately 3.5 Acres at Franklin Mountains State Park, ACTION – Acquisition of Land – Bastrop County – Approximately 19 Acres at Bastrop State Park, ACTION – Acquisition of Land – Starr County – Approximately 147 Acres at Falcon State Park, ACTION – Acquisition of Land – Cameron County – Approximately 17 Acres at the Longoria Unit of the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area, Fiscal Year 2020 Agency Budget by Strategy, Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital Budget by Division/Object of Expense, Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Biennium State Park List and Change Procedures, Retain 100 Percent of Boat Revenues in Fund 9. 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