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Aug. 15, 2011

Texas Parks Seek Public Input on Recreation Plan

AUSTIN – What do citizens think of the park systems in Texas? What kinds of outdoor recreational opportunities do they want? The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking input from local stakeholders about the future of park systems in the state.

July 6, 2011

Public Input Sought in Proposed Transfer of Sebastopol House

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will accept input into the proposed transfer of Sebastopol House State Historic Site to the City of Seguin at a public meeting to be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 28. The meeting will be held at the historic site, 704 Zorn St.

July 5, 2011

Input Sought for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Early Restoration Projects

AUSTIN – Natural resource trustees are planning early restoration to start addressing impacts to natural resources caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and they’re welcoming ideas for specific restoration and conservation projects in Texas.

May 10, 2011

TPWD to Report on Status of Lake Amon G. Carter May 19

ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologists will host a meeting at 7:00 p.m. May 19 in the Legends Building of the Bowie Community Center to report on the status of the fishery in Lake Amon G. Carter.

April 1, 2011

TPWD Finalizes Hunting and Fishing Regulations for 2011-12

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted hunting and fishing regulations for 2011-12 with relatively few changes. All amendments take effect Sept. 1, 2011.

March 23, 2011

Louisiana and Texas Working to Standardize Boundary Fishing Regulations

ATHENS—A cooperative effort between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to standardize fishing regulations on waters shared by the two states is nearing fruition.

Jan. 27, 2011

TPWD Sets Statewide Public Hearings

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is recommending changes to next year’s hunting and fishing regulations. The department is seeking comment on these proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations during a series of public hearings.

TPWD Proposing Spring Turkey Closure for 15 East Texas Counties

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering closing spring turkey hunting in 15 East Texas counties where turkey populations are believed to have dipped below what biologists believe are sustainable numbers. The recommendation tops a brief slate of proposed hunting regulation changes for 2011 presented to the TPW Commission’s Regulations Committee.

Dec. 29, 2010

TPWD Seeks Input on Proposed Revised Rules for Exotic Aquatic Plants

AUSTIN – Many aquaria and landscape enthusiasts appreciate the beauty and functionality of aquatic plants, but the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department wants to ensure the introduction of non-native aquatic plants will not harm the state’s natural resources.

Dec. 22, 2010

TPWD Seeks Public Input on How Spotted Seatrout Should be Managed

CORPUS CHRISTI — Due to continued public interest in overall spotted seatrout population health, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division staff will host a series of coastwide scoping meetings in January to obtain public input on potential conservation measures for spotted seatrout as part of the annual statewide proclamation process.   Coastal Fisheries staff will consider input on how spotted seatrout are currently managed in Texas.