TFRLCP Council Meeting

Schedule for January 28, 2016

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

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Presentations

Briefing Item No. 3 presented by Lori Olson -

Briefing Item No. 4a presented by Ted Hollingsworth -

Briefing Item No. 4b presented by Robert Sweeney -

Briefing Item No. 6 presented by Ted Hollingsworth -

Briefing Item No. 8 presented by Ted Hollingsworth -

Action Item No. 9 presented by Ted Hollingsworth -


Agenda

Council Meeting

January 28, 2016
10:00 AM

S. Reed Morian, Council Chairman

  1. Briefing Item - Presentation of Welcoming Statement by Carter Smith, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director
  2. Briefing Item - Presentation to Council regarding the importance of protecting the heritage of Texas' farms and ranches. Presenter: Blair Fitzsimons, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Agricultural Land Trust
  3. Briefing Item - Presentation to Council regarding a brief history and scope of the land trust contribution to land and water conservation in Texas. Presenter: Lori Olson, Executive Director, Texas Land Trust Council
  4. Briefing Item - Review of training program provided to the Council by TPWD staff. Presenters: Ted Hollingsworth, Director, Land Conservation Program; Robert Sweeney, staff attorney
  5. Briefing Item - Review and acceptance of minutes from September 17, 2014, Council meeting. Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth
  6. Briefing Item - Presentation to Council by TPWD staff regarding the mission and functions of the TPWD and TPWD Land Conservation Program. Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth
  7. Briefing Item - Presentation to Council by TPWD staff regarding working lands of Texas: their extent, productivity, economic value, and the threats they face; and the role of land trusts and conservation easements in protecting working lands. Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth
  8. Briefing Item - Presentation to Council by TPWD staff regarding grant programs of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other potential sources for matching funds with Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program (TFRLCP) grants. Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth
  9. Action Item - Consideration by Council of the adoption of the scoring process for evaluating and awarding applications for grants by the TFRLCP required under Texas Parks and Wildlife Code section 84.010(2). Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth
  10. Action Item - Consideration by Council of the adoption of a schedule for evaluation of TFRLCP applications, including the deadlines for grant application submission and the expected dates of Council decisions on grant awards. Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth
  11. Public Comment Session. The Council will receive comments from the public on any matters within its jurisdiction. Speakers will be limited to three minutes each, with the total time for public comment limited to one hour.