Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan
The Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan(PDF 129.5 KB), initiated in April of 1994, focuses on nonregulatory, voluntary approaches to conserving Texas' wetlands. Although the development of the Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan ("the Plan") has been coordinated by Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Plan is intended as a guide for wetlands conservation efforts throughout the state.
The Plan focuses on:
- Enhancing the landowner's ability to use existing incentive programs and other land use options through outreach and technical assistance;
- Developing and encouraging land management options that provide an economic incentive for conserving existing wetlands or restoring former ones; and,
- Coordinating regional wetlands conservation efforts.
Chapters I through IV address the Plan's goal, its development, wetlands status and trends in Texas, and specific wetland topics.
Chapters V through X contain the regional and statewide wetland issues and actions that form the core of the Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan.