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On May 2, 1996, the City of Austin and Travis County were jointly issued an U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regional permit referred to as the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP). This permit allows "incidental take" of eight locally occurring endangered species in compliance with Section 10(a) 1(b) of the Endangered Species Act (U. S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1996ab). The thirty-year permit covers approximately 561,000 acres in western Travis County, Texas identified in the Habitat Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (HCP) (U. S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1996c). The permit also covers incidental take of 27 species of concern should any become listed as threatened or endangered during the life of the permit. The plan also mitigates the permit holders for capital improvement and infrastructure development needs and provides landowners and agencies a streamlined alternative process for compliance with the Endangered Species Act Open Access - Permission by Publisher See Extended description for more information.
Kretschmarr Cave (Travis County, Texas, United States), MacDonald Well (Travis County, Texas, United States), Biology
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Zebehazy, Laura, "Status of Jollyville Plateau salamander (Eurycea tonkawae) on Travis County Balcones Canyonlands Preserve tracts" (2007). KIP Data Sets and Technical Reports. 124.