Hays County is working to assemble citizen and biological advisory committees and a team of environmental, economic, and legal consultants to help develop the Hays County Habitat Conservation Plan and obtain an Endangered Species Act incidental take permit.
Citizens Advisory Committee:
The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was appointed by the Hays County Commissioners' Court on June 12, 2007. The CAC includes representative interests from the community, including landowners, business interests, local governments and utilties, conservation organizations, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and other stakeholders. Committee meetings are subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act, and are open to the public. Click here for a list of CAC members and meeting information.
Biological Advisory Team:
The Biological Advisory Team was appointed by the Hays County Commissioners' Court, landowner members of the Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The BAT includes experts on sensitive species and conservation biology. Committee meetings are subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act, and are open to the public. Click here for a list of BAT members and meeting information.