TPW Commission meets May 24-25

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet in Austin to consider a full agenda on May 24-25. The commission is scheduled to take action on the pheasant proclamation. The proposal on the table is to increase the daily bag limit to three birds during the 30-day season in the Texas Panhandle. The Commission will also take action on the public lands proclamation which lays out the public hunting opportunities on wildlife management areas and state parks for the coming season. Several briefing items are also on the agenda, including an update on the World Birding Center, the inland paddling trails program, and the 2006 ShareLunker program which has had one of the most successful years since the inception of the program. Commissioners will also be updated on Operation Pescador, the effect of the Panhandle wildfires on the wildlife resources, how wind energy development in Texas may affect wildlife, and how proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities may affect fisheries. The commission also is set to take action on a number of land issues, including the purchase of a 40-acre inholding tract in Big Bend Ranch State Park.

read full Commission agenda

You're Invited:

On Wednesday, May 24, TPWD will be recognizing the top land stewards across the state in a special awards ceremony. The Lone Star Land Stewards event will be held at the Omni Southpark Hotel in South Austin. Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners will be in attendance as will landowners from around the state. If you are interested in attending, please call Linda Campbell at 512-389-4395.

read the 2006 Lone Star Land Steward News Release

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Of Note

New edition of the Texas State Park Guide now available

The 3rd edition of the Texas State Park Guide is now available. Thanks to sponsorship dollars from Toyota, this publication is produced at nominal expense to the state. Approximately 500,000 of the guides are distributed free to the public at state parks, TPWD law enforcement offices, the state's Travel Information Centers and at various chambers of commerce and convention and visitor's bureaus. The guide is also available on the TPWD website in both English and Spanish. Guides were delivered to all legislative offices. If you did not receive one, or would like more, contact Dianne Sebai at 512-389-4683.

Read the news release on the new State Park Guide

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