Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Presenter: Corky Kuhlmann
Acceptance of Land Donation-Cameron County
Ebony Unit at the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
May 24, 2012
I. Executive Summary: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has been offered a donation of approximately 10-acres of land in Cameron County.
II. Discussion: TPWD has been offered a donation of an approximate 10-acre tract of land (Tract) located just south of and across Pecan Road from the Ebony Unit of the Las Palomas WMA.
The Tract is heavily populated with native vegetation. Because of the thickness of the brush, hunting will most likely be an option, with its best value being to provide habitat for resident and migratory birds.
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 10 acre tract of land as an addition to the Ebony Unit of the Las Palomas WMA.”
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Las Palomas WMA
Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area