Land Acquisition - Brazoria County
Nannie M. Stringfellow Wildlife Management Area
April 1, 2010
I. Executive Summary: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has negotiated a contract of sale with a private landowner for the acquisition of a 38.5-acre tract as an addition to the Nannie M. Stringfellow Wildlife Management Area (NMSWMA).
II. Discussion: TPWD staff was contacted by a representative of All Saints Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas with an offer to sell a 38.5-acre tract of land adjacent to NMSWMA.
The NMSWMA is approximately 3,642 acres of primarily bottomland hardwood forest which lies within the San Bernard River floodplain. This 38.5 acre tract is mostly bottomland hardwood forest and would make a good addition to the WMA.
III. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:
"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the Executive Director to take all necessary steps to acquire a 38.5-acre tract of land as an addition to the Nannie M. Stringfellow Wildlife Management Area."
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