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Public Meetings on Plans for Chinati Mountains SNA to be Held in West Texas and Austin

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AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold three open meetings this month to gather public input about the future development of Chinati Mountains State Natural Area.

Initial plans for the new park will be presented at the meetings and staff will collect public input for planning development. The meeting’s presentation will detail the proposed facilities and recreational use of the park. Maps showing the proposed facilities and recreational use will be available for viewing at the public meeting. A public question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Following is the schedule of upcoming public meetings. All meetings are set for 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Marfa- Tuesday, March 14, Presidio County Courthouse, 340 North Highland Ave.
  • Presidio- Thursday, March 16, Presidio Activity Center, 1200 E. O’Reilly Street
  • Austin-  Wednesday, March 22, Lower Colorado River Authority headquarters, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.

The public is encouraged to comment on this plan in person at the public meeting, by mail or email to Justin Fleury, Lead Park Planner, Austin Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX, 78744, Justin.fleury@tpwd.texas.gov or Nathaneal Gold, Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex Manager, 21800 FM 170, Terlingua, TX, 79852, Nathanael.gold@tpwd.texas.gov. Deadline for public comment is April 1.

For more information about Chinati Mountains State Natural Area, visit the TPWD website.