Contact Information

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Division
Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Staff Directory


Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program

Under Section 12.0011 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is charged with "providing recommendations that will protect fish and wildlife resources to local, state, and federal agencies that approve, permit, license, or construct developmental projects" and "providing information on fish and wildlife resources to any local, state, and federal agencies or private organizations that make decisions affecting those resources." Project types reviewed by TPWD include reservoirs, highway projects, pipelines, urban infrastructure, utility construction, renewable energy, and residential and commercial construction, as well as many others.

The information on this page has been compiled by the TPWD Wildlife Habitat Assessment (WHAB) Program to assist project developers in identifying, evaluating, and addressing potential impacts to natural resources of conservation concern in Texas. Guidance on how to obtain information on endangered species, important natural resources, project documentation and review, and applicable state and federal regulations is provided.

The TPWD WHAB Program now accepts projects through electronic submittal. Project review requests can be submitted to If submitting requests electronically, please include geographic location files when available (e.g. GIS shape file, .kmz, etc.). For more information on submitting a project for review, please see the links below.

Map of staff areas of responsibility. Please call Program Leader Laura Zebehazy foe questions or details: 512.389.4638
Staff Directory by Area of Responsibility
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Prior to Impact Assessment Considerations during Assessment TPWD Review Project Design and Construction