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Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Presenter: Corky Kuhlmann

Action
Land Acquisition – Bastrop County
Bastrop State Park
May 21, 2015

I.             Executive Summary:  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff (TPWD) has identified 2 tracts of land adjacent to Bastrop State Park with willing sellers. The property has excellent recreational potential and habitat for the endangered Houston toad.
II.          Discussion:  TPWD staff has negotiated to acquire 2 tracts of land from two separate sellers, Tract 1 being approximately 77 acres and Tract 2 being approximately 33 acres. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the tracts as known Houston toad habitat. The location and attributes of the tract make it manageable by existing park staff, and offer potential for expanding public outdoor recreation opportunities in the future, to the extent this does not adversely impact toad habitat.

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 two tracts of land totaling approximately 110 acres in Bastrop County for addition to Bastrop State Park.”

Attachments – 3

  1. Exhibit A – Location Map
  2. Exhibit B – Vicinity Map
  3. Exhibit C – Site Map

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Exhibit A

Location Map
Bastrop County

Location Map
Bastrop County


Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map
Bastrop State Park

Vicinity Map
Bastrop State Park


Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Exhibit C

Site Map
Bastrop State Parks

Site Map
Bastrop State Parks